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.

Lara Lauzon

Programs that support social change and provide hands-on experience

Lara Lauzon is an assistant professor teaching in the Bachelor of Recreation and Health Education (RHED) program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that prepares you to enter the fields of recreation, wellness and health promotion, leadership and administration.


Co-op helps kinesiology student affirm career goals

Michelle-Cox worked as a physiotherapy assistant at the Canadian Back Institute in Victoria during a UVic Co-operative Education term. She learned about the inner workings of a clinic while she prepped clients for treatment, helped them with exercises and administered ultrasounds and electrical stimulation.

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.

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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