Why Our Faculty

Choose Kinesiology for your graduate degree

Why you should choose Kinesiology

Access to well-equipped research facilities and labs – graduates conduct research in labs such as the Human Performance Lab with a customized microscope, or the Thrive Centre where they create exercise programs for cancer patients. The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in kinesiology is one of eleven research centres in the world that is supported by the International Olympic Committee. 

Mentorship from reputable professors - learn from and work with some of the world’s leading experts in areas such as biomechanics, nutrition, sport injury and sport psychology. People such as the rock star of the biomechanics world who won a Killam prize, or the professors that help create international concussion protocols. 

Peer support network – kinesiology has an active graduate student association for support, study and fun - the Kinesiology Graduate Student Association (KGSA). The KGSA was formed to help unite graduate students and the faculty members in kinesiology, and it is also the voice for graduate students.  See their Kinesiology Science in Seconds video presentations. To contact the KGSA, email kgsa@ucalgary.ca

Practical experience – get hands-on experience in the lab, in a volunteer position or through a practicum position. We have partnerships with other faculties and institutes at the university and in the community, and we have many excellent positions to choose from.

Recreation and fitness – Skate or walk at the Olympic Oval; swim at the Aquatic Centre with 50m lanes; or visit the Outdoor Centre for equipment rentals and instruction. You can enjoy more than 75 recreation and sporting activities; and cheer for the Dinos athletic teams.

Convenient location – the Kinesiology complex is located in the main campus next to the MacEwan Student Centre with health and wellness services, the book store and many food and drink vendors.