About Us


Whether it's learning in a classroom, co-authoring a research article, fieldwork placement, or spending your lunch break in the Active Living Centre, as part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, you'll be joining us in our commitment to health, wellbeing, human movement and leisure.

As Canadians are faced with higher incidences of disease and other health problems linked to sedentary living, health care organizations and governments are realizing the social and economic benefits of investing in proactive preventative measures.

By learning to take better care of our bodies through higher education, research and physical activity, we have a better chance of preventing illness and disease and the need for medical intervention.

Manitoba is a leader in the promotion of physical activity and other healthy lifestyle practices. We were the first province to appoint a Healthy Living Minister. The Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures” Task Force Report outlines a number of factors that promote healthy living and provide educational resources for families and schools.

The report concentrates primarily on areas concerning nutrition, physical activity and injury prevention - areas that comprise the backbone of this Faculty. The Task Force also mandates daily physical activity and health education, and to hire certified teachers and qualified recreation directors. There is no better time than now to be a student or graduate of one of our undergraduate or graduate programs.

Learning is a two-way process: To teach is to learn, and to learn is to teach. Whether it is through writing an essay, doing research work in a lab, teaching a graduate seminar, or studying for a mid-term, our students, faculty, Research Affiliates and staff are committed to enhancing the field of physical health and human performance.