Rediscovering the basics: Informing rehabilitative exercise through movement

It is widely known in exercise rehabilitation circles that arm cycling is good for neurological recovery. But, how?

Is there an optimal cycling intensity? How long should one cycle? Read more...

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HKR's new degree!

Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is excited to announce it’s new Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Recreation Co-operative (BHKRC) program.

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Collisions and close calls: HKR researcher crowdsourcing data for bigger cycling picture

“I don’t own a car. I bike.”

Brad Wade says his conversations with friends frequently go down this path.

“I sold my car in 2015 with the intention of using my bike as my primary mode of transportation year round,” said the Memorial alumnus (B.Sc.’17).

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Let's talk: HKR faculty inviting students to talk about the 'elephant' in the room

In Dr. David Yi’s office in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, a little blue elephant sits on his desk.

The figurine is a sign that students are welcome to come in and talk about any mental health issues they or someone close to them may be experiencing.


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Sitting disease: Research could benefit countless desk-bound Canadian workers

What effect does sitting for long periods of time have on the flexibility and muscle function of the back?

That’s the question a new study led by a multidisciplinary team at Memorial hopes to answer.

The team is led by Dr. Diana De Carvalho, assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, who is cross-appointed to the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Read more...

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Why Walk?

Physical activity, which includes walking, is a key determinate of health. So, in a world of fast roads, convenience cab rides, and two vehicle families: why walk? What motivates or deters you from walking to work, the grocery store or school?

Memorial University recently hosted walkability experts from across Canada for a workshop to explore how we can better measure features that encourage or discourage people from walking.

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Bolstering research

A research team in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is getting creative in an effort to show the impact of federal funding on their research.

Dr. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Activity and assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and his team are taking part in the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) #IAmInnovation Twitter contest. Read more...

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Congratulations award winners!

Faculty, staff, employers, donors, friends and family gathered with Human Kinetics and Recreation students on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for Academic Awards Night.

During this year’s annual event, students were recognized for their academic success with dean’s list standing, co-operative education pass with distinction and 14 additional awards and scholarships.

To all award recipients, congratulations and wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors!

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Searches begin

Search committees established for leadership roles in HKR, CITL

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Going pro: HKR alum coaching in NHL

“It was a winding road to get here. I still wake up some mornings and wonder how it happened.”

Chris Osmond, head strength and conditioning coach with the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, started his journey to professional sports at Memorial University. Read more...


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Walkability Factors: Canada Research Chair receives funding for healthy cities initiative

Ever wish your neighbourhood was more user friendly?

Wider sidewalks, more streetlights, healthier food options? These amenities may not only make you happier, they may also make you live longer.

Dr. Daniel Fuller, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Population Physical Activity, and an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial, is testing this theory as part of a national group that recently received federal funding. Read more...


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