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

  • Knowledge, passion and pride: Celebrating Dal's top teachers
    Theatre's Roberta Barker is the recipient of Dal's top teaching award this year. Learn how Dr. Barker and Dal's other 2014 teaching award winners are inspiring students -- and how their students inspire them in return.
  • Inside Dal's first MOOC
    DALVision profile: More than 1,500 students are registered for the massive open online course "Grant Writing Bootcamp," located in the School of Health and Human Performance.
  • Connected students, “Kinnected” possibilities
    Think you know where a kinesiology degree can take you? Last week, kinesiology alumni came to campus to share their personal stories with the next generation of grads.
  • Rubber to the road: Can bike sharing work in Halifax?
    That's the question that students in Nathaniel Lewis' third-year Health and Human Performance class have spent the term investigating, producing valuable reports that will be shared with both Dal and HRM.
  • Disease prevention in action
    Students in Lesley Barnes' Intro to Disease Prevention Class hosted a rubella screening for Dal students this week.
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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.