The Department of Kinesiology includes a variety of instructors from different backgrounds and areas of expertise. We provide a comfortable, welcoming environment while maintaining rigourous academic standards to ensure our students succeed in their goals whether they involve University transfer, a Langara diploma or simply increased knowledge in our field.

We strive to approach teaching in a multi-faceted manner which includes traditional lecture style presentations augmented by group work, “real life” practical experience, hands on classroom and laboratory participation, and laboratory data collection and analysis sessions. We offer excellent teaching, smaller class sizes and hands-on experiential learning.

Our teaching focuses on a broad number of topics in the area of Human Movement Science and how they relate to a number of subjects including anatomy & physiology, biomechanics, growth and development, fitness training, sport psychology, health education, coaching, sport medicine, strength and conditioning, sport history and sociology of sport.

Our faculty takes pride in being knowledgeable in our respective teaching areas, with many instructors having doctoral degrees and actively researching within their area of expertise. We are also active in the community with associations including BC Sports Medicine Council, the National Coaching Certification Program, BC Parks & Recreation Association and Sport BC.

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Upcoming Student Offerings

The Department of Mental Health Initiatives invites Langara students to attend Free Health & Well-Being Workshops & Trainings. See below for details and to sign up. Any questions can be emailed to the Mentah Health Programs Coordinator, Amanda, 


Check out the Mental Health Ambassafor website for more well-being events around campus:


We hope to see you there! 

Topic: Sleep Hygiene: Learn sleep strategies on how to become better rested.

Date:                         Thursday January 25, 2024

Time:                        11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:                  T224

Trainer:                    Mairi Mallett, Community Health Nurse at Langara College

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Topic: Positive Psychology: Ever wonder how to be happier?

Date:                        Thursday February 1, 2024

Time:                       1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:                 T224

Trainer:                   Peter Walsh, Mental Health Consultant at Langara College

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Topic: Techniques on how to prevent procrastinate

Date:                      Thursday February 8, 2024

Time:                      1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:               T224

Trainer:                  Peter Walsh, Mental Health Consultant at Langara College

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Topic: Safe Talk Suicide Prevention Training

Date:                      Tuesday February 13, 2024

Time:                      11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location:                TBA

Trainer:                   Peter Walsh, Mental Health Consultant at Langara College

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Note:                      This is a certifiable training course open to Student Leaders where you must read and provide more information before confirming attendance, more information will be provided. Students must attend the entire duration of the workshop (5 hours).


Topic: Positive Self Talk/ Self Compassion: Learn the importance of how we treat  ourselves 

Date:                     Thursday February 15, 2024

Time:                     1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:              T224

Trainer:                 James Nickason, Counsellor at Langara College

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Topic: Intercultural Training: Acquire the skills to improve working in a diverse environment

Date:                      Thursday February 29, 2024

Time:                      1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:                C408

Trainer:                  Erin Smith, Intercultural Engagement Consultant at Langara College

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Topic: Ergonomics: Gain understanding about how to be more comfortable in our work & study spaces

Date:                     Thursday March 7, 2024

Time:                     1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:               A256

Trainer:                 Nik Roberts, Health, and Safety Coordinator at Langara College

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Topic: Starting a Conversation about Mental Health: Foundational Training for Students

Date:                     Thursday March 14, 2024

Time:                     1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:              A256

Trainer:                Peter Walsh, Mental Health Consultant at Langara College

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