Health and Human Performance
Location: Stairs House
6230 South Street
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-2152
Fax: (902) 494-5120


The School’s mission is to develop professionals and scholars who can generate, disseminate and apply knowledge to advance health and human performance.

We do this by offering undergraduate and graduate programs as well as by conducting research in health promotion, kinesiology and recreation/leisure studies.

The School of Health and Human Performance offers master’s degree programs in three areas: Master of Arts in Health Promotion, Master of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Arts in Leisure Studies. There are ongoing research programs in each of the areas of health promotion (basic health-related research and evaluation of health education/health promotion policies, programs, practices and content), kinesiology (exercise physiology, neuromuscular physiology, ergonomics, motor performance, bone and nutrition, physical fitness across the lifespan, health and exercise psychology, biomechanics and sport psychology) and leisure studies (leisure and social groups such as older adults, youth or persons with health problems/disabilities; historical analysis of leisure and sport; analysis of sport and recreation administration and cultural services).

For more detailed information on the regulations regarding these programs, students are invited to visit our Website at