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

  • Perspectives on Europe
    The Dal-hosted European Union Centre of Excellence welcomed a number of prominent guest speakers this term, including ambassadors from the European Union and Poland.
  • Preparing students for the public sector
    The School of Public Administration's innovative Professional Development Program is a finalist for an IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award.
  • Not‑so‑secret 'staches: Dal flaunts its facial hair for Movember
    Last Movember, Dalhousie finished as the top fundraising university per-capita in Canada. With the Rowe Mo Bros and Sistas leading the national rankings this year, Dal is once again finding fundraising success right under its nose.
  • Dal expands its teaching awards program
    Four new awards have been added to Dalhousie teaching awards, including recognitions for graduate supervision, academic innovation, education and diversity, and early-career faculty.
  • Dalhousie welcomes NSERC's new president
    Mario Pinto, the new president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, was on campus earlier this month to talk to Dal researchers.
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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.