The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education's research contributions are essential in developing, advancing and disseminating knowledge about physical activity, health, and their interactions. Researchers at the Faculty specialize in the following areas:
Behavioural: Behavioural scientists in the Faculty examine the psychosocial determinants and consequences of physical activity and inactivity, including the role of stress, the psychological consequences of injury and the role of exercise in mental health.
Biophysical: Our biophysical scientists investigate how physical activity affects overall health. They analyze factors that determine fitness and health in individuals at varying levels of athletic ability, from everyday exercisers to high performance athletes.
Socio-cultural: Researchers in the physical cultural stream investigate how media, economic status, social and cultural norms, gender and sexual identity can affect acceptance into, and participation in, sport and physical activity.
The Faculty has experts who focus on the following more specific areas of study:
• Muscle, metabolism + aging
• Muscle biochemistry
• Neurophysiology of movement
• Cardiovascular regulation
• Human physiology + performance
• Motor learning
• Coach education
• Physical activity and community
• Media studies of sport and health
• Ethics and sport
• Sport and self