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

  • 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.
  • Leading the charge for Light the Night
    This year's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser has a number of Dal connections: student and patient Brennan Curry is an ambassador, the Centre for Family Business' Leslie Crowell is the campaign co-chair, and several Dal teams will be taking part in Saturday's walk.
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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.