Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Paul Zehr

Research that enhances our understanding of the human body

Paul Zehr's recent study shows that training one leg strengthens both, which could have remarkable potential for helping recover mobility after a stroke.

Sandy Gibbons and Viviene Temple

Faculty who practice what they preach

Dr. Sandra Gibbons and Dr. Viviene Temple crossing the historic Kinsol Trestle while hiking the Trans Canada Trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Alex Inglis  (Berger)

Previous graduates: Alex Inglis (Berger)

I live in Kamloops, BC and teach both French and PE (Girls in Motion). I am currently working on my Masters of Education while enjoying my maternity leave.

Aaron Hudson

Previous graduates: Aaron Hudson

I have been teaching PE and Chemistry at Reynolds Secondary in Victoria since 2005. Kristy and I were married in 2003 and I now have two beautiful and “spirited” daughters (Olivia & Madeleine). Between full-time teaching and all-the-time parenting, I still try to play many recreational sports and work on my fitness.

Laboratory instructors

Celebration of excellence

Pictured above are the recipients of the 2014 UVic President's Team Award for Innovation, the Laboratory Coordination and Instructional Team from the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.

Phil Hiscock

Previous graduates: Phil Hiscock

After I graduated from UVic's Bachelor of Education program with a Major in Physical Education in 2005, I moved to Fort St. John and have worked here for 9 years. Currently, in the mornings I teach math and science at the Energetic Learning Campus. Afternoons I work for Pacific Sport Northern BC as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as part of the BC Sports school program.

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.

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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.

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