The School of Health and Exercise Sciences advances discovery and the application of health and exercise knowledge for a better world.



Faculty Members

$ 12.8 M

In Research Funding (5 years)


Currently Funded Projects


Welcome to the School of Health and Exercise Sciences

As Director of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our School.

Currently, the School has 19 full-time faculty members, many of whom are widely published internationally. In combination with the Faculty of Kinesiology at UBC Vancouver, we have been ranked:

  • #1 in Canada (QS and Shanghai rankings)
  • #3 in the world for sport-related subjects (QS ranking)
  • #18 in the world for sport-related subjects (Shanghai ranking)

As a collaborative member of the UBC Okanagan campus, the School has directly integrated the broader institutional goals and
aspirations into its strategic vision for the School. With Outlook 2040 and UBC’s Next Century serving as the School’s guide, the priorities the School has outlined for the next 5 years support and advance the University-wide goals. In particular, the School will prioritize the delivery of experiential learning opportunities embedded in the solving of real-world research and development challenges as well as the enhancement of collaborative research efforts.

I personally invite you to visit our Strategic Plan, which reaffirms our commitment to the values that influence our work, and highlights our commitment to strengthening UBC Okanagan and its standing as a top research and educational institution.



Managing disease, reducing chances of injury, and providing the best treatment — our researchers are making new discoveries that improve health for individuals and populations.

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Promoting diversity and inclusion across STEM disciplines: Integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND)

Read the School response to the 2019 External Review: Our response