Professor Profiles

sec_sulz-lauren2_web2017

Lauren Sulz, PhD, MSc, BSc, BEd

Assistant Professor

Education

Secondary Education

About Me

Dr. Lauren Sulz is an Assistant Professor with a focus on physical education and health education. She began her career as a physical education teacher. She completed her doctoral research at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Gibbons and masters research at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Dr. Louise Humbert.

Education

PhD (2014)
Faculty of Education, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
University of Victoria, British Columbia

Masters of Science (2008)
College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan

Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education (2003)
Faculty of Education, University of Saskatchewan

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (2003)
College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan

 


Research

  • Physical Education and Health Education Curriculum 
  • Pedagogical Issues in Physical Education and Health
  • Comprehensive School Health
  • Physical Literacy and Health Literacy
  • School Sport and Extra-Curricula Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity Experiences of Girls and Young Women

Dr. Sulz’s research is focused in physical education and health education.

Her primary research commitments focus on school-based strategies to promote active healthy lifestyles among children and youth. She works collaboratively with teachers, researchers and community stakeholders to enhance students’ physical activity and health behaviours through changes to school curricula, school policy and school environments.  Through this research, Dr. Sulz aims to create a whole-school environment where student health is an essential foundation to schools’ core mission of learning. A second and complementary area of study is centered around school-based sport and coaching. Dr. Sulz is currently exploring strategies to enhance interschool sport and extra-curricular physical activity opportunities for students and support teacher-coaches in offering these programs.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in education focusing on physical education and health education, or related research topics, please contact Dr. Sulz at lsulz@ualberta.ca.