Message from the Associate Dean (Graduate and Research), Dr. Shanthi Johnson, PhD
On behalf of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, welcome to our graduate program!
We are a young and dynamic graduate faculty, offering a MSc degree program and a PhD program. There are a variety of areas of study with our faculty including exercise physiology, children’s health and physical activity research, population health, aging and health, sport psychology, global health, nutrition, sport and recreation management, leadership, gender in sport, biomechanics, and adapted physical activity. We are proud to be a rapidly growing program with 40 graduate students and strong faculty support.
As a faculty, we currently hold over six million dollars in research funding from major funding agencies such as CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC, SHRF, and CFI. We also have several state of the art laboratories, including the Neuromechanical Research Centre, Motivation for Active Living Laboratory, Sport Psychology Laboratory, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition in Falls and Aging Research. Our centres and lab facilities provide excellent learning opportunities for our students and produce world class collaborative, interdisciplinary research.
At K+HS, you will find a rich and dynamic learning/research environment in our graduate program. It is small enough to offer individualized attention, yet experienced enough to offer tremendous learning environment, research experiences and support.
Shanthi Johnson, PhD, RD, FDC, FACSM
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies