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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



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

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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.


  • 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.
  • The economic burden of mental illness
    Dr. Lynne Robinson, Associate Professor, Health Promotion, is an expert in mental health and a licensed psychologist. Robinson said the province is not spending enough money on mental health. 
  • Surviving racism
    African Nova Scotian women talk about the daily racism they’ve experienced