Parent Resources and Opportunities

Active Kids is an integral part of the School’s strategic plan to advance and disseminate interdisciplinary knowledge that fosters community health and wellbeing through physical activity, physical literacy, and sport. We encourage you to view and share the information below.

Cardiovascular Response to Respiratory Muscle Loading

The Health and Integrative Physiology Lab At The University of British Columbia is looking to recruit healthy men between the ages of 55-75 years. We are observing the heart rate and blood pressure response to working respiratory muscles. What we do in the study, is a number of measures of vascular and lung health, and then we do what is essentially a workout for your respiratory muscles (breathing against resistance), while we observe the cardiovascular response. Overall, we are looking at the difference between men and women, and what occurs with healthy aging. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Mick Leahy: More information is also available here.

Seniors Covid-19 Pandemic and Exercise  Trial

The trial is being conducted by Dr. Mark Beauchamp (Director of the Psychology of Exercise, Health, and Physical Activity Lab at the University of British Columbia) and colleagues.Our goal is to assess whether exercising with other older adults as part of a socially connected (but physically distanced) exercise program, or a personal exercise program, will significantly improve the well-being and health of older adults (aged 65 years or older) currently living in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information is available here. If you would like to participate please contact


Lifespan Movement for Physical Activity Study

Participants will answer a short questionnaire about physical activity. Participants will also complete six movement skills, the kick, throw, hop, jump, sit-to-stand, and rising from a lying down position. Participants will have your physical activity measured for one week. More information is available here and by contacting Ryan Hulteen at 


If you are interested in participating in one of the School of Kinesiology's current research projects, please visit the School's research website to see the full list of current projects and  fill out the form to indicate your interest.