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Focusing on the psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity.

Kinesiology prof Lori Dithurbide's research focuses on helping athletes, coaches, organizational leaders, and health service providers with the best ways to help increase the performance and well-being of their respective groups and teams. (Photo courtesy of Camilla Holmvall)


Why choose Recreation and Management at Dal?

A university program that combines business and leisure? Graduate with two separate degrees at once? What's not to like? Kuda Ndadzungira is in her final year of a BSc Recreation/B Management Honours program.


Health Promotion

There are many reasons to study Health Promotion at Dalhousie


Getting involved in your community

Professor Karen Gallant shows students in her Community Development course opportunities to witness and become involved in local health-related projects that foster the principles of community development.



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

  • Dal expertise helps Canadian athletes in Rio
    Dal Kinesiology prof Lori Dithurbide and alum Leo Thornley are just two of the hundreds of individuals providing support for Team Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Helping students succeed: Meet this year's Rosemary Gill Award winners
    Get to know this year's recipients of Dal's top award for student support: Shelley Caines (Masters of Engineering in Internetworking), Kelly Underwood (Physiotherapy), Barb Hamilton-Hinch (Health and Human Performance) and Chibuike Udenigwe (Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture).
  • A donation drive for Syrian refugees
    Students and faculty/staff in the School of Health and Human Performance are hosting a donation drive for household items, clothing and more on Thursday, December 10.
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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.


  • Congratulations to our own Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch!
    Barbara-Ann Hamilton-Hinch, Assistant Professor, Leisure Studies, has been told that she is the first African Nova Scotian-born to graduate with a PhD from Dalhousie University.  She also is one of this year's Rosemary Gill Award recipients.
  • Healthy Population Institute (HPI)
    Professor in Health Promotion and Senior Research Scholar Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan at the May 17th event, discussing HPI's focus on health issues amongst marginalized populations.