About Us

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta is one of the premier faculties of its kind. We are proud to boast excellence in teaching and research—both of which were recently recognized in the QS World University Rankings by Subject where the Faculty was named #7 in the world in sports-related subjects, up three spots from 2017’s rankings.

Our strength in research and teaching is our diversity in these areas. Our excellence in research and teaching encompasses work we do in the areas of sport, exercise, physical activity, health, tourism, sport rehabilitation, recreation, sport management and more. Our diversity extends to the aspect of the areas studied - biological, mechanical, behavioural and sociocultural.

Through our research, teaching and various service arms within the Faculty, we pride ourselves on being dedicated to improving the quality of life and the health of our communities through physical activity, sport and recreation for more than 50 years.

Convocation Tradition

Collegial and Interdisciplinary

With 43 faculty members on board, 16 athletic coaches, over 900 undergraduate and 140 graduate students, and more than 450 student-athletes, KSR offers a collegially diverse atmosphere, interdisciplinary research, outstanding teaching and educational opportunities. 

Faculty teaching and research interests touch on biomechanical, historical, neuromotor, pedagogical, philosophical, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives of human movement, physical activity, and exercise.

Diverse Opportunities for Students

Our Faculty is rich in experience, diverse in their research and integrated in their make-up. We interconnect scholarly endeavors in understanding human movement from a wide range of perspectives, and fostering diverse types of thinking.

Comprised of three distinct, yet integrated units; Academics, Athletics and Campus and Community Recreation, our faculty offer a unique academic opportunity for students to interweave their studies and research with unique applied and interdisciplinary opportunities, inside and outside the classroom