Health and Human Performance Preview Day


Interested in a career in the health professions but looking for other options? Want to help others by promoting health and improving quality of life? Looking to understand human movement from a scientific perspective and apply those skills in the real world? If so, one of our four programs may be right for you. Join us on Wednesday March 14, 2018 for Health and Human Performance Preview Day, an inside look at our programs and learn what it’s like to be a Dalhousie student.  

Register to spend the day exploring one of our three areas of study (Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation) and attend mini-lectures, tour campus, learn more about program options and participate in hands-on activities.

Over lunch, you'll connect with current students and faculty members to get all of your questions answered. For further questions about these programs, and which one is right for you, please contact Advisor Lindsay Currie at

Event Note: Registration has closed. To inquire about joining the event, please contact

Schedule of events  

9:00am Welcome and Current Student Panel
9:25am Current Student Panel
10:00am Mini-lecture
11:00am Dal 101 (admissions and scholarship) presentation  
11:30pm Lunch
12:30pm Campus Tour  
2:00pm Program Fair


Curious what program is right for you?

Health promotion is about encouraging the health and well-being of individuals and their communities. It draws from diverse disciplines like communications, epidemiology, marketing, medicine, psychology, sociology, and statistics. 

Our program is unique in Canada. We accept only 40 students each year so we can develop a small, strong, well-rounded group of health promotion specialists who work together in the program much as they will in the community. 

Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. Learn how the human body moves as a complex living system in this program that offers the option to specialize, to apply for an honours program and to obtain professional certifications.

Recreation focuses on the use of recreation and leisure experiences to improve the quality of life of people of all levels of abilities with a focus on disabilities, illnesses and other limitations. In this area of study we offer 2 different degrees, Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Managment

Therapeutic Recreation is one of just a few programs in Canada that offers a four-year degree while preparing you to write an exam for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

Our Recreation Management program combines business and leisure and is offered jointly by the School of Health and Human Performance and the Faculty of Management. After five years, you'll graduate with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science (Recreation) and a Bachelor of Management—with a strong background in both the recreation and management fields.