School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Kinesiology and Health Science is the study of human movement and the relationship between physical activity and health. This exciting and innovative program at York University provides students the opportunity to pursue many sub-fields including physiology, anatomy, health, sport administration, health psychology, and athletic therapy in preparation for a career in health and rehabilitation, fitness, recreation, sports industries, research, or teaching.

Our Vision:
Canada’s leading academic centre for knowledge creation, integration, and dissemination about physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society.

In achieving this vision we will be known for: Innovative research, inspiring students through excellence in teaching, and leadership on the health implications of physical activity and inactivity.

NSERC awards grants totalling more than $9.1M to York researchers

NSERC awards grants totalling more than $9.1M to York researchers

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Professors at York University have been awarded more than $9.1 million in funding from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through the Discovery Grants Program an…
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2 months agoNSERC awards grants totalling more than $9.1M to York researchers
Passings: Gregory Malszecki

Passings: Gregory Malszecki

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Gregory Malszecki, a longtime faculty member at York University, died at the age of 75 on July 6. Professor Gregory Malszecki Malszecki was a member of the School of Kinesiology and Health S…
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2 months agoPassings: Gregory Malszecki
Eighth Annual Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes 10 students

Eighth Annual Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes 10 students

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Ten students at York University were recently honoured with the Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award, which recognizes students’ contributions to the growth, development and vitality of the York…
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2 months agoEighth Annual Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes 10 students
Meet the student recipients of the 2020 Alumni Awards and Scholarships

Meet the student recipients of the 2020 Alumni Awards and Scholarships

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The York University Alumni Board has recognized four distinguished York students for their academic…
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2 months agoMeet the student recipients of the 2020 Alumni Awards and Scholarships
Murray G. Ross Award recipient describes undergraduate studies as 'rich academic experience'

Murray G. Ross Award recipient describes undergraduate studies as 'rich academic experience'

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Along with earning a BSc (specialized honours) in the Kinesiology and Health Science Program, recent alumnus Aly Fawzy is also the recipient of York University’s Murray G. Ross Award, one of the highe…
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3 months agoMurray G. Ross Award recipient describes undergraduate studies as 'rich academic experience'
Class of 2020: Graduation messages, celebration videos and more for graduating students

Class of 2020: Graduation messages, celebration videos and more for graduating students

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, convocation at York University will look different this year. While th…
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3 months agoClass of 2020: Graduation messages, celebration videos and more for graduating students
Researchers at York University receive funding for rapid research on COVID-19

Researchers at York University receive funding for rapid research on COVID-19

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Three projects led by York University researchers have received almost $1 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to do rapid research over the next year related to…
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3 months agoResearchers at York University receive funding for rapid research on COVID-19
Faculty of Health Professor Brad Meisner collaborated on a joint statement of the Canadian Association on Gerontology and the Canadian Journal on Aging about the response needed to understand the impact COVID-19 has on older adults and aging in Canada

Faculty of Health Professor Brad Meisner collaborated on a joint statement of the Canadian Associati…

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Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches Needed to Determine Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults and Aging: CAG/ACG and CJA/RCV Joint Statement…
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3 months agoFaculty of Health Professor Brad Meisner collaborated on a joint statement of the Canadian Associati…
Anatomy students receive a helping hand from innovative pedagogical approach

Anatomy students receive a helping hand from innovative pedagogical approach

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There are no knives or probes involved when the students in Nicolette Richardson’s upper-year Regional Anatomy II class dissect a human cadaver, because it is all done virtually: no mess, no smell, bu…
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5 months agoAnatomy students receive a helping hand from innovative pedagogical approach
Community benefits from work by psychology and kinesiology students in C4 capstone course

Community benefits from work by psychology and kinesiology students in C4 capstone course

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Frontline workers who deal with people in poverty who are the victims of trauma, in Toronto and globally, now have a new online resource, thanks to a group of students – including three Faculty of Hea…
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5 months agoCommunity benefits from work by psychology and kinesiology students in C4 capstone course

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