Undergraduate and graduate students conduct research in the Faculty of Kinesiology.
Kinesiology's research areas
Research is an excellent way to explore areas of a discipline that interests you. Excellent research facilities and instructors can help you translate discoveries into applications that benefit local, national and international communities.
We have four main research themes in the Faculty of Kinesiology.
Movement science & musculoskeletal health
Injury prevention, sport medicine & rehabilitation
Exercise physiology & nutrition in health & sport
Psychosocial aspects of health & sport
Tips to begin research
Attend lectures, journal clubs and research conferences on and off campus. Many faculties and institutes have undergraduate research symposiums where students can present their work, or watch graduate students present their research at the three minute thesis competition. This will give you an idea about what is involved in conducting research. Or, get a little inspiration from other undergrads or grad students in Kinesiology.
It’s also helpful to spend time with professors, postdoctoral fellows and thesis-based graduate students as they can give you valuable advice. Consider volunteering in a laboratory as this may lead to authorship on a publication, a paid research position or pursuing further education. Once you find an area of interest, the next step is to find a supervisor.
Student combines research and play
Patrick Pankow plays football for the Dinos and pursues an interest in sport concussion research with an MSc in Kinesiology.