Research Streams

General areas of faculty interest are listed below, grouped by our Program's three streams of research expertise. The specific interests of each faculty member are provided under the list of Faculty Research Interests. Students must have the consent of a supervising faculty member with whom they will work closely on a research project and faculty members should be contacted directly for details about their research. Admittance to the program is only official when a letter of admittance is received from the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

  • cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and molecular muscle physiology
  • respiratory/exercise physiology
  • thermal regulation
  • endocrinology and metabolism
  • vascular biology/cell signaling

Neural and Biomechanical Control of Movement

  • neuromotor control/eye-hand coordination
  • visual perception/attention/sensorimotor integration
  • molecular neuroscience
  • ergonomics/occupational biomechanics
  • biomechanics of disease and injury

Health and Fitness Behaviours

  • health psychology (eating disorders, behavioural cardiology, pain and aging, cancer prevention and treatment)
  • epidemiology (physical activity and fitness, childhood injuries, chronic disease and aging, maternal and child heath)
  • rehabilitation of clinical populations
  • health and sport

Socio-Cultural and Policy Studies in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Socio-cultural study of sport, health and physical activity
  • Policy studies of sport and physical activity
  • Physical cultural studies