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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

  • A day of discovery about health and wellness
    November 25, 2016 8:30 AM
    Dal's Faculty of Health Professions hosted a Health and Wellness Discovery Day earlier this month — an event that introduced high school students to issues of health and wellness through fun, interactive learning activities.
  • Dal expertise helps Canadian athletes in Rio
    August 8, 2016 8:30 PM
    Dal Kinesiology prof Lori Dithurbide and alum Leo Thornley are just two of the hundreds of individuals providing support for Team Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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.


  • Congratulations to our own Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch!
    Barbara-Ann Hamilton-Hinch, Assistant Professor, Leisure Studies, has been told that she is the first African Nova Scotian-born to graduate with a PhD from Dalhousie University.  She also is one of this year's Rosemary Gill Award recipients.
  • Healthy Population Institute (HPI)
    Professor in Health Promotion and Senior Research Scholar Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan at the May 17th event, discussing HPI's focus on health issues amongst marginalized populations.