About Us

Welcome to the UBC School of Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of human movement, physical activity and sport, their impact on health, performance, society, and quality of life. Research and teaching in kinesiology address human movement from diverse perspectives across disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, psychology, sociology and the humanities. The School promotes lifelong participation in physical activity through its community outreach programs and encourages a diverse, holistic, and active lifestyle in support of developing healthy individuals, groups, and societies.

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Message from the Director

Dr. Robert Boushel
Professor and Director
School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia

Mission Statement

How do we strive to create and advance interdisciplinary knowledge that fosters individual and societal health and wellbeing through sport and physical activity?

History of the School

Formation, Change, A New Focus & On-going Development.

Chan Gunn Pavilion

New home for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science research.