Sarah MoorePhD, CTRS

Assistant Professor in Health Promotion, Kinesiology, and Recreation and Leisure Studies

Mailing Address: 
School of Health and Human Performance
Dalhousie University
6230 South Street, PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Movement and play behaviours
  • Adapted physical activity and therapeutic recreation
  • Risky play and dignity of risk
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Skeletal health and injury prevention
  • Childhood growth and maturation
  • Health across the lifespan
  • Knowledge translation


  • PhD Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • MSc Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
  • BRLS Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

Research Synopsis:

Dr. Sarah Moore is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health, and a Healthy Populations Institute Scholar at Dalhousie University. Her research expertise is in the childhood growth and development, movement and play behaviours, and adapted physical activity for children and youth with disabilities. Dr. Moore is interested in assessing the benefits of and barriers to play and physical activity. She has a particular interest in tracking healthy behaviours from childhood through adulthood and believes that several adult conditions have pediatric antecedents. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and serves on the Board of Directors for the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM). Dr. Moore’s overall research aims to improve children’s health and quality of life through play and physical activity.