The Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences has a long history of developing and advancing knowledge about physical activity and health. We offer students access to a diverse faculty with research expertise in behavioural, biophysical and sociocultural sciences.
Research areas include: biochemistry, gender studies, history, molecular biology, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Students often decide to adopt a multidisciplinary approach in their research. This option is facilitated by our faculty's depth of knowledge and variety of interests.
The common theme across all areas of study is a concern about the interactions between physical activity and health, where ‘physical activity’ includes exercise, sport and play, and ‘health’ is the state of complete physical and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.
Both the MSc and PhD degree programs are designed to enhance students’ understanding of the ongoing interaction between health and physical activity while strengthening their ability to perform independent research that will significantly advance their knowledge of specific aspects of exercise sciences.