Welcome to the UBC School of Kinesiology

Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes such areas of study as exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education-teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health related fields.


A School world-renowned for its research, teaching and community engagement in the field of human movement.


The School of Kinesiology, a community of educators and researchers in the field of human movement, is dedicated to creating, advancing and disseminating inter-disciplinary knowledge that fosters a healthy self and society through physical activity.



  • People
  • The pursuit of knowledge
  • A positive learning and working environment characterized by fairness, equality, collegiality, mutual respect, integrity,
  • innovation, and excellence
  • Research, teaching and community service
  • Interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration

Director’s Message

A message from Dr. Robert Boushel, Director
UBC School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Director’s Message

Mission & Vision

Read more about the School’s mission, vision and values looking forward
Mission & Vision


A brief description of how the School came to be

Strategic Plan

The School’s five year strategic plan and outlook
Strategic Plan