Sarah McLaren PhotoEducation / Credentials

Westcoast College of Massage Therapy, Massage Therapy Certificate

University of Western Ontario, 2011, PhD

University of Victoria and University of British Columbia, 1996-2001, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Courses Taught at Langara

KINS 2030 - Physical Activity, Health, and Wellness


Areas of Interest

  • Sarah enjoys staying current in all areas dedicated to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Specific areas of interest include nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep, and hypokinetic diseases
  • Sarah also has an interest in massage therapy 

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Langara College, Kinesiology, 2006-Present

Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario (UWO), School of Kinesiology

Academic / College / Community / Research Involvement 

  • Sarah's research in the area of motor control has been recognized and is published in scholarly journals
  • During her time as a teaching assistant at UWO, Sarah was nominated by her students and won the prestigious UWO Teaching Award of Excellence
  • Sarah received funding from NSERC and won an Ontario Graduate Scholarship during her graduate studies at UWO

Sport / Activity Background / Hobbies

  • From an early age, Sarah has demonstrated a passion for human health and wellness in numerous sports and activities, most notably of which was soccer. Sarah trained with the Canadian National Team, played for the British Columbia Provincial Team, and later earned a starting position on the University of Victoria Women's Varsity team