Finding a supervisor

In order to be accepted into our graduate programs in kinesiology and physical education (MEd Coaching Studies students are assigned a supervisor during the program), you'll need a faculty member to agree to supervise you in your specific area of research.

How do I find a supervisor?

To find a supervisor, have a look at our faculty members and their research below to discover whose work aligns with your interests and goals. Then, simply reach out to the researcher(s) that you feel would be a good fit using the provided contact information. 

This might feel intimidating, but don't be shy—our faculty want to hear from prospective students with similar interests! Introduce yourself, explain your interests, and ask them if they are currently taking on new graduate students. If you don't hear back, it may be because they are already at capacity.

Alternatively, you can contact our  who can help connect you with a potential supervisor.

Browse our faculty members' areas of research

Assistant Professor
Gender inclusive physical activity, recreational physical activity, health promotion
Office: MCK 134
Emeritus Professor
Exercise physiology; pediatric sport performance; women and exercise; health benefits of exercise in cancer patients; occupational physiology; fitness and testing
Girl-friendly physical education; team building in physical education; authentic assessment in physical educations
Office: MCK 131
Outdoor recreation, Adventure education, Experiential group facilitation, Eco-health & wellness initiatives, Leadership, Outdoor risky play
Office: MCK 195b
School integrated teaching education; teacher games for understanding and electronic portfolios; action research and qualitative research genres; social constructivism and complexity theories
Office: MCK 127
Associate professor; Director
Neural control of human movement and motor rehabilitation with aging and after injury and disease (e.g., stroke or Parkinson’s disease); neural control of balance during walking and coordination of limbs and trunk during rhythmic movement; assistive devices and technologies related to mobility and mobility measurement
Office: MCK 122
Assistant Professor
School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
Neurophysiology; perception and how it affects movement and function; sensory feedback in neurological conditions (in particular stroke and multiple sclerosis) and in healthy populations; pain perception and its physiological and behavioural drivers.
Office: McK 124
Associate professor
Biomechanics and motor control of human movement in sport; exercise and rehabilitation
Office: MCK 135
Neuroeconomics, learning, decision-making, motor learning and control
Office: MCK 187
Assistant Teaching Professor; Kinesiology program leader
Effects of exercise on health and disease outcomes in cancer patients; exercise assessment and prescription; clinical exercise physiology
Office: MCK 135
Associate professor
Teacher wellness; college and university student health and wellness; worklife balance; leadership
Office: MCK 126
Associate Professor
Chronic disease prevention and management; eHealth/mHealth; big data and health surveillance; physical activity; health promotion
Office: MCK 192
Assistant professor; Recreation and Health Education Program Leader
Management, marketing, and service quality; understanding human relationships and the attachment to people, places and activities in a health, leisure, sport or community context
Office: MCK 0024D
Emeritus Professor and Scientist
Socio-ecological and setting-based approaches to health promotion; obesity and chronic disease prevention; dissemination, knowledge translation/exchange; implementation and organizational capacity
Professor; Graduate advisor
Psychology of physical activity and sedentary behaviour; health promotion during life transitions (e.g., early-stage family development, retirement); application of technology to health behaviour change; bridging the intention-behaviour gap; the role of affect in health behaviour; self-regulation of behaviour; physical activity habit and identity formation.
Office: MCK 189
Associate Professor
Exercise and environmental mechanisms that influence cerebral and cardiovascular health.
Office: MCK 130
Associate Professor
Exercise hematology and immunology; occupational physiology; development of pre-employment physical abilities tests; children and exercise; exercise prescription
Office: MCK 132
Physical activity among individuals with special needs and young children; motor skills
Office: MCK 133
Indigenous community health and development with a focus on the social and cultural determinants associated with resilience, sport, leisure, education, wellbeing and healing.
Office: MCK 188
Neural control of rhythmic human movement; co-ordination of the arms and legs during locomotion; neuromuscular plasticity and motor recovery after stroke
Office: MCK 191