School of Health and Exercise Sciences
By Bud Mortenson on April 21, 2011
According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, to achieve health benefits, adults aged 18 to 64 should accumulate at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity per week. But is there a way for the average adult to achieve the same health benefits in less time while increasing their enjoyment of exercise? This is the […]
By Jody Jacob on March 16, 2011
Chris Willie, a Human Kinetics PhD student at UBC's Okanagan campus, is the principal author of a new study soon to appear in one of the world's top clinical journals, Hypertension.
By Jody Jacob on November 10, 2010
UBC Human Kinetics students are out in the community getting hands-on work experience by volunteering their skills to various organizations in the Okanagan.
By Jody Jacob on September 24, 2010
Now in its fourth academic year, the Human Kinetics program at UBC's Okanagan campus is expanding with four new faculty members to meet the needs of its rapidly growing student population. Student numbers have increased steadily since the program's inception in 2007. The first class, which will graduate June 2011, began with 65 students. This […]
By Bud Mortenson on March 31, 2010
A research program with nearly $1-million in funding is underway in B.C.'s Okanagan region and Alberta to look at ways to improve the care of seniors when sudden health issues force them into a hospital. The "Older Persons' Transitions in Care (OPTIC)" research team includes Colin Reid, assistant professor of human kinetics at UBC's Okanagan […]
By Jody Jacob on March 25, 2010
Human Kinetics students at UBC's Okanagan campus are taking the classroom to the community and working with health and fitness professionals who are on the cutting edge of novel exercise training programs. A new Exercise Prescription course gives third-year students a foundation in exercise prescription and design while preparing them to think outside the box […]
By Jody Jacob on March 4, 2010
Kaitlyn Roland, a PhD student at UBC Okanagan studying the development of "frailty" in older adults, has been invited by the provincial government to present her research to key government officials at a student-led research symposium in Victoria on Mar. 8. The symposium brings together top students who have produced impressive and policy-relevant research in […]