Students from Murias lab in Faculty of Kinesiology at UCalgary

Research in the Faculty of Kinesiology

Kinesiology's research

For a third time in a row, the Faculty of Kinesiology has been ranked the No. 1 sport science school in North America. 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.

Explore our areas of research in the Community Report 2020/21 or 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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Olympic Oval speedskating expert recognized internationally

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Need a research supervisor? How to find one.

Faculty member

Faculty Members

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

Student in lab

Student research

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

ziad Abusara looking in microscope

Labs and Centres

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