Research Areas in Kinesiology

Internationally recognized research groups and laboratories in the School of Kinesiology are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and research areas to address important fundamental, clinical and socio-cultural issues facing our society.

Neuromechanical Studies

Researchers in the Neuromechanical cluster are dedicated to understanding the integrated control of human motion. This includes the study of neuromuscular control, sensorimotor adaptation, systems physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, and expert performance, with applications to rehabilitation and sport.

Socio-Cultural Studies

We explore the social, cultural and global context of sport, exercise, physical activity, health and the body. Our research is informed by critical theories from gender studies, pedagogy, age studies, media studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, and more.

Psychological Studies

Research in this area examines the application of psychology to understand and intervene to support sport, physical activity, and health behaviors. This work incorporates a range of disciplinary perspectives, research designs, theoretical and methodological approaches.

Biology, Exercise & Health Cluster

The Systems Biology, Exercise and Health cluster explores how physiological and psychological stressors and injuries impact the relationships between physical activity and biological systems. We use a range of methodologies from the molecular to the human level.

Indigenous Studies

This area aspires to create an inter-disciplinary research space where under-/graduate students, faculty and community scholars can work collaboratively in exploring the relationship between Indigenous physical cultures, physical activity, health and well being.

Research Centres & Clusters

Multi-disciplinary groups of researchers and scholars working collectively to address significant research issues in Kinesiology.