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.

Significant growth in Faculty of Health leads to 35 new faculty members

Significant growth in Faculty of Health leads to 35 new faculty members

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This story is published in YFile’s New Faces Feature Issue 2019, part one. Every September, YFile introduces and welcomes those joining the York University community, and those with new appointments.…
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3 months agoSignificant growth in Faculty of Health leads to 35 new faculty members
York U research shows only half of countries globally have cardiac rehab programs

York U research shows only half of countries globally have cardiac rehab programs

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More than 20 million people develop heart disease globally each year, but there is only one cardiac rehab spot for every 12 of those patients to prevent another heart event, this according to new rese…
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5 months agoYork U research shows only half of countries globally have cardiac rehab programs
York research on talent in sport to be presented in Germany

York research on talent in sport to be presented in Germany

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A team of researchers from York University and the University of Oldenberg, Germany, will present its leading research investigating talent in sport and athlete development at an invitation-only works…
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5 months agoYork research on talent in sport to be presented in Germany
York’s Merv Mosher recognized for decades-long contribution to volleyball

York’s Merv Mosher recognized for decades-long contribution to volleyball

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A long-serving faculty member in York University’s Faculty of Health, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, has received recognition as one of the leading volleyball coaches in Canadian history.…
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6 months agoYork’s Merv Mosher recognized for decades-long contribution to volleyball
Olympians bring course content to life

Olympians bring course content to life

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How often do York University students have the chance to meet Olympians, one of them a York graduate…
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7 months agoOlympians bring course content to life
Faculty of Health professor places third in Kalanithi Writing Award contest

Faculty of Health professor places third in Kalanithi Writing Award contest

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The intersection of health and the humanities, especially creative writing, is a rich place for rese…
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8 months agoFaculty of Health professor places third in Kalanithi Writing Award contest
York University receives health research funding for three major projects

York University receives health research funding for three major projects

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Three York University professors have been awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Re…
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9 months agoYork University receives health research funding for three major projects
Lions sports medicine manager Andrea Prieur named Team Canada chief therapist for FISU Games

Lions sports medicine manager Andrea Prieur named Team Canada chief therapist for FISU Games

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York Lions sports medicine and sports injury clinic manager Andrea Prieur has been named Team Canada…
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10 months agoLions sports medicine manager Andrea Prieur named Team Canada chief therapist for FISU Games
New research identifies protein that affects muscle health during exercise

New research identifies protein that affects muscle health during exercise

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Faculty of Health Professor David Hood, Canada Research Chair in Cell Physiology, has led a study th…
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11 months agoNew research identifies protein that affects muscle health during exercise
Faculty of Health professors recognized with teaching, research and service awards

Faculty of Health professors recognized with teaching, research and service awards

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Recognition of excellence within the Faculty of Health at York University was highlighted on Dec. 5,…
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12 months agoFaculty of Health professors recognized with teaching, research and service awards

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