Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Blind soccer

Blind soccer: Kinesiology students create Victoria Blind Football Club

EPHE Kinesiology students take the lead in the creation of the Victoria Blind Football Club (VBFC) that plays drop-in games in the CARSA field house.

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"Looking out for our heros" - Dr Lynneth Stuart Hill

Dr Lynneth Stuart Hill's research - working with the North Saanich Volunteer Fire Department looking for ways to improve working conditions for first responders.   Read how UVic research is helping first responders cope with the unique physical demands of their jobs.

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Olav Krigolson

Research: Dr. Olav Krigolson

School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education faculty member, Dr. Olav Krigolson, uses computational modelling and neuroimaging (EEGs and functional MRIs) to study how the mind learns and makes decisions.

Special Olympics Active Start @ UVic program

Congratulations to Dr. Viviene Temple and the Special Olympics Active Start @ UVic program who recently won The Victoria Foundation ‪‎#GivingTuesdayCa‬ ‪#‎UNselfie‬ photo contest.

MEd Coaching Studies students

MEd Coaching Studies students

A group of MEd Coaching Studies students pause for a photo near end of their 2016 Summer courses.

Healthier people, healthier places and healthier society

Real life learning


Programs offered by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education provide opportunities for you to immerse yourself in the exciting field of exercise science, physical and health education, to study abroad on international exchange or combine work with study to help prepare you for life as a responsible global citizen.

Events and important dates

EPHE Information Session - Thursday, Jan 19th, 3:30-4:20pm, MCK 150

If you're applying, or considering applying, to an EPHE program for September 2017 (Physical Education, Kinesiology, or Recreation and Health Education), you're invited to this information session. Faculty and school administrators will be on hand to give you an overview of the programs, co-operative education options, and to answer your questions.

Application deadline: January 31st for all EPHE programs. Apply Now.

"How do I do it? Transforming My Resolutions into Exercise Habits" - 2017-01-25


Dr. Ryan Rhodes is an expert on the intention-behaviour gap, and studies how we might better link intention to action and physical activity. Dr. Rhodes has been recently awarded researchgrants from The Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He has beennamed as the Faculty of Education Research Excellence Award Winner for 2016.

Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- David Lam Auditorium
Times:18:30 - 20:00

This event if free.


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Kindness challenge

Alyssa Weninger (left), Lauren Bernardi (centre) and Joe Thomas (right) participate in the Victoria Kindness Challenge as part of Dr. John Meldrum's management in recreation and health course.

Submit your photos of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education in action by email to EPHE or post them directly to our EPHE Flickr group