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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

  • 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.
  • A spectacular supervisor
    Sara Kirk, Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research at the School of Health and Human Performance, is the inaugural recipient of Dalhousie's teaching award for excellence in graduate supervision.
  • Celebrating Dal's top teachers
    Meet this year's winners of Dalhousie's newly expanded set of university-wide teaching awards.
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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.


  • Brain training
    Kinesiology professor Dr. David Westwood talks about the research on training your brain.
  • A Spectacular Supervisor
    Dalhousie created a new award for excellence in graduate supervision this year to celebrate the important mentoring and professional development work being done by professors like Dr. Sara Kirk, who is the inaugural recipient of the prize.
  • The science behind our split-second decisions.
    Dr. Heather Neyedli, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, is one of 54 researchers from Dalhousie to receive funds from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program.