Testing in Human Performance Lab at the university of Calgary

Why Our Faculty

Choose Kinesiology for your graduate degree

Why you should choose Kinesiology

Access to well-equipped research facilities and labs – Just to name a few labs, graduates conduct research on physiology in the Human Performance Lab or create exercises for those with cancer in the Health and Wellness lab. 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 Dr. Jane Shearer who studies how exercise influences the gut microbiome or Dr. Leigh Gabel who explores what happens to the bones of astronauts when they are in space. Discover more research areas by watching videos

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. 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.