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School of Kinesiology & Health Science

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.

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.

Programs of Study

York research projects receive over $3.1M in provincial funding

Eighteen York University researchers have received more than $3 million in combined funding from the government of Ontario in support of their innovative research projects designed to bring new products, ideas and technologies to the market. The fundin ...

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New CIHR Chair to advance Indigenous health research

Professor Michael Rotondi of the School of Kinesiology & Health Science at York University was named an Applied Public Health Research Chair by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada to fu ...

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Five York-led research projects receive over $3M in new CIHR funding

York University researchers are leading five projects awarded a combined total of more than $3 million in new funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Mark Bayfield in the Faculty of Science and Elham Dolatabadi, Skye Fitzpatrick ...

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Faculty of Health study explores pros and cons of preschoolers in sports

Researchers at York University are leading work to understand the impacts of youth sports on child development, investigating the benefits and risks of organized sports programming for children aged six and under. Meghan Harlow In a paper published in ...

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