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Research in the Faculty of Kinesiology

Kinesiology's research

Faculty of Kinesiology is one of the top sport science schools in the world. We improve the health and mobility of individuals of all ages, from youth to older individuals, and from recreational participants to elite and Olympic athletes.

Read about our discoveries in the news section. Want to participate in a study? Visit the Participate in Research page for UCalgary.

Four research areas

The Faculty of Kinesiology's research falls within these research themes:

  • Movement Science & Musculoskeletal Health
  • Injury Prevention, Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiology & Nutrition in Health & Sport
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Sport

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Featured news

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1st recipients of Azrieli Accelerator Catalyst Grants leverage expertise and partnerships to advance important research

UCalgary study looks at links between physical activity and finding community

Researchers explore how self-compassion can be integrated into fitness programming

Former Special Olympics coach ramps up her game in physical literacy for neurodiverse people

Laura St. John teaches revamped UCalgary course to equip students in creating inclusive environments

Need a research supervisor? How to find one.

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Faculty Members

See our faculty member profiles to learn more about their areas of research.

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Student research

Kinesiology has undergraduate and graduate researchers. See how to begin a research project.

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Labs and Centres

Visit the Labs and Centres section of the website to see where kinesiology researchers work.