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.

 

Statement and Action on Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science upholds a commitment to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome and valued.  We recognize that in order to ensure that our members can thrive in their work as students, faculty and staff, discrimination of any kind must not be tolerated. Meaningful, focused, systemic, and sustained policies, practices, and programs are needed to dismantle the hierarchies that maintain inequity and unearned privilege.  Such action must be grounded in the recognition of the intersections, parallels, and differences between all forms of oppression.

We know that the barriers of discriminatory beliefs, attitudes, structures and systems found in the broader society also exist in universities (AUCC Equity Action Plan 2018) and will require ongoing action to address these obstacles to learning and working on our campus. As necessary first steps, we will be undertaking an internal audit and critical self-examination to engage in both short-term and long-term efforts to address these inequities and create positive change at institutional, cultural, and personal levels.

Over the upcoming weeks and months, and with the assistance of an external consultant, the School of Kinesiology and Health Science will be assessing the equity needs and lived experiences of its key stakeholders (students, alumni, staff, and faculty) through such mechanisms as a survey, focus groups, and town hall.  The information collected from these tools and events will be vital to understanding what our community members experience within and outside of the School and will inform how we evolve in ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusivity for all.

Faculty of Health highlights excellence in teaching, research and service

Faculty of Health highlights excellence in teaching, research and service

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Awards that highlight faculty accomplishments in teaching, research and service in the Faculty of Health were announced on Oct. 7 by Dean Paul McDonald. Four faculty members were recognized with the…
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Faculty of Health welcomes seven new faculty members

Faculty of Health welcomes seven new faculty members

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This story is published in YFile’s New Faces Feature Issue 2020, 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 agoFaculty of Health welcomes seven new faculty members
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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5 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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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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5 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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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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5 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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5 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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5 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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6 months agoFaculty of Health Professor Brad Meisner collaborated on a joint statement of the Canadian Associati…

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