Studying bodies in motion

Dal's kinesiology program offers several labs for students: a computer lab, a bone lab, and others for exercise physiology, environmental physiology, and biomechanics.


Business and pleasure

A prof in the Recreation Management program, Laurene Rehman explores how leisure impacts the lives of workers in different environments.


Focusing on strengths

Therapeutic Recreation prof Susan Hutchinson wants to bridge gaps between clinical and community recreation services to promote positive mental health and overall well-being.


Mind and body

Dr. Derek Kimmerly's ressearch investigates how the brain and nervous system affect physical performance - and vice versa.


Healthy living

In the Health Promotion program, Kirk Furlotte has discovered an interest in finding solutions to health issues affecting men and members of the transgender community.


Health Promotion

There are many reasons to study Health Promotion at Dalhousie


About the School of HAHP


At the School of Health and Human Performance, our interprofessional learning environment encourages you to build your critical-thinking skills while exploring how leisure and recreational activities enhance and impact our lives. You could learn about injury prevention and athletic performance, or the benefits of leisure activities in different groups such as cancer survivors and home-based workers. Find out more.

HAHP in Dal News

  • Tigers Helping in the Community
    Seven Dalhousie women’s basketball players took some time out of their busy schedules to give back to the community at the Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday evening.
  • Young Squad Wins Three Straight
    The men's basketball team is off to a great start winning three of its first four AUS games this season.
  • Celebrating women of excellence
    Dal faculty members Sherry Stewart and Shelly Whitman joined several Dal alumni as honourees at the 25th Annual Women of Excellence gala, hosted by the Canadian Progress Club of Halifax.
  • Considering the right to death
    Influential philosopher Peter Singer delivered the Schulich School of Law's Sir Graham Day Lecture in Ethics, Morality, and the Law, exploring the evolving debate over the right of individuals to choose to end their own life.
  • Universities and oceans: President Florizone presents at Beijing Forum
    As part of Dal's delegation to China, Dr. Florizone presented a paper co-written with Professor Emeritus John Cullen about the role universities, such as Dal, have to play in the sustainable future of our oceans.
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Faculty & Research


Our professors aren't only dedicated to student education, they're also active researchers. From the physiology of exercise, HIV/AIDS prevention, and gender-based analysis of health policies to Aboriginal health issues, professors in HAHP are investigating cuttng-edge topics in health and recreation research - all with the goal of making society a better place to live. Find out how you can contribute.