School of Human Kinetics and Recreation News

Kenneth Joshua presenting in India

Graduate student hopes to challenge and change perceptions

Keith Taylor

Provincial accolades for former physical education director.


Dr. Kevin Power

Simple movement or complex motor output?

Dr. David Behm

An international study led by a Memorial researcher takes a closer look at the best ways to stretch before you exercise or play sports. As it turns out, most of us have been probably doing it wrong all along, particularly when it comes to static stretching.

Everest 3.0

Elementary students become virtual mountaineers through Everest 3.0.

Michael Carter with representatives from Rec NL

HKR student recognized for leadership and dedication to recreation.

Brandon Snow

Brandon Snow, who is legally blind, did not let his genetic condition get in the way of completing his degree.

His success is being celebrated this week; he crossed the stage to pick up his bachelor of kinesiology degree on June 1.

Charissa Reeves

When Charissa Reeves walked back into a classroom as a mature undergraduate student who was also a single parent, her perspective, needs, experiences and challenges were often different than her fellow classmates.

James Young

James Young is a man in motion.

He has accomplished much in his first year at Memorial, which is not surprising since he is always on the move—fitting for a master of science (kinesiology) student, working with world-renowned researcher Dr. David Behm.


Saturday, May 7 will be the first time ever that the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (SHKR) at Memorial University will be offering a spring session of its FREE kids movement program called PLAY (physical literacy for all youth).

Holly Foley

There’s a growing public awareness and momentum to promote positive body image. Researchers with the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation are hoping to continue to influence the conversation especially around improving body image in sport.

Students with Dr. Loeffler in Little Hearts Ease

HKR alumni are in communities and schools collaborating to support healthy active living in youth like this recent project where Recreation alumni Ms. Ashley Button and Ms. Carla Sullivan and Bachelor Physical Education graduate Ms. Kim Gilbert working together.

MS researchers in the lab

A team from Memorial University is currently investigating ways to improve quality of life for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).