Why Choose Us

Why choose the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta?

  1. excellence in education through challenging and innovative degree and certificate programs that will push your academic, personal and professional growth
  2. opportunities to learn from award-winning professors who are actively engaged in research and internationally known for their contributions to new knowledge in kinesiology, recreation and leisure
  3. rich, hands-on learning experiences throughout your degree program through labs, activity-based courses, community service learning and a wide range of practicum opportunities
  4. opportunities to engage in undergraduate research and access to travel funds to attend a research conference and present your work
  5. from cell to society, our programs enable you to study something you are passionate about
  6. international experiences through an extensive array of study abroad and exchange programs, and opportunities to meet and learn alongside students from other countries
  7. opportunities to engage in inter-professional learning experiences with students from other health faculties
  8. outstanding state-of-the-art classroom, laboratory, and physical activity, recreation and sport facilities
  9. over $200 million in facilities that span over 400,000 sq ft on the North and South campuses
  10. incredible student-life experiences in a close-knit, interactive faculty celebrating more than 50 years of excellence
  11. the University of Alberta is a top 5 university in Canada and a top 100 university in the world



Collegial Atmosphere


We are a small faculty in a big university. Our students have the advantage of all of the inter-collegial and interdisciplinary opportunities that a top 100-ranked, world class university has to offer, alongside the benefits of a close-knit faculty and student community. Our athletic programs and coaches are among the best in Canada, and our faculty are recognized worldwide for their research and passion for teaching.


Our sports and recreation facilities are truly outstanding. With over $100 million invested in the last five years, you will be learning with state-of-the art amenities and resources. The faculty's physical footprint spans over 400,000 sq ft across two campuses, in 37 different facilities equating to more than $250 million infrastructure.