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Exercise, an intervention to prevent cardiac disease

Kinesiology Professor Scott Grandy's research program combines both cellular and applied approaches to better understand the efficacy of exercise as an intervention to prevent cardiac disease.

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Cognitive and Motor Performance Lab

Kinesiology Professor Heather Neyedli and student Jessica Shannon use a driving simulator to try and understand how the limits of cognitive and neural performance affect driver behaviour.

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Kinesiology Professor Melanie Keats shows graduate student Lindsay Roach the test to measure the flexibility of a joint.

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Program snapshot

Top 6 reasons to study Kinesiology at Dal:

  • There’s something for everyone: Kinesiology elective options in fitness and lifestyle, coaching, ergonomics and many other areas within Kinesiology mean you learn about what interests you most.
  • We’re good at what we do: Our professors are well known in their fields, active in research, and incredibly accessible.
  • You’ll find a rewarding career: The skills and knowledge you’ll acquire in our program will open up numerous career options.
  • We work together: You’ll expand your opportunities through interprofessional learning with other programs.
  • You’ll be in the perfect city: Halifax is the centre of medical research and training in Atlantic Canada, and offers plenty of networking and experiential opportunities.
  • We’re flexible: Open elective choices allow you to explore areas of interest outside of Kinesiology or fit in requirements for professional programs later on.

 

What will I learn?

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Want to focus on physical activity, cardiac health? Interested in ergonomics? We’ve got you covered. Our wide range of courses and the option of entering one of three study streams mean you can tailor your degree to your interests.

What can I do?

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Our graduates are well prepared to take on exciting and challenging careers in a wide variety of fields, thanks to what they've learned in the classroom and hands-on labs, as well as through networking with alumni at events like Kinnections.