Hannah Connon


Human Kinetics
Email: hannah.connon@ubc.ca

Courses & Teaching

HES 493 - Community Practicum
HES 494 - Advanced Community Practicum


Hannah’s expertise and hence focus at UBC lies in teaching and educational leadership, specifically cultivating practical skill development for entry to industry. Her background consists of both exercise physiology and exercise psychology, in both research and applied settings. As such, Hannah takes a multidisciplinary approach to most areas in her professional life.

Hannah believes that one of the most fulfilling parts of being an educator in health and exercise science is seeing students grow personally and professionally throughout their time in academia. She strives to support students in any way she can to ensure they get the most out of their degrees and leave feeling confident about their place in the industry.

As a proponent of experiential learning, Hannah strives to create an active learning environment where students feel comfortable to expand their abilities, make mistakes, and investigate the relationship between theoretical concepts and applied skills. Specifically, Hannah aims to provide practicum and advanced practicum opportunities that will allow our students to enter the field as experienced and capable practitioners.

Teaching Areas

  • Exercise Assessment
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Clinical Skills


BA. (Hons) Adventure Education – University of Chichester
M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science – University of New Brunswick
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies (Kinesiology and Psychology) – University of New Brunswick

Research Interests & Projects

Hannah’s research predominantly investigated the effect of mental fatigue on a psychobiological performance of an exercise task, whilst controlling for certain personality traits. From a Scholarship of teaching and learning perspective, Hannah has also investigated educators perceptions of test anxiety among students. She is particularly interested in exploring different teaching strategies for practical skill development, i.e. flipped classroom design for an exercise physiology lab.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Connon, Hannah A.; Rash, Joshua A.; Allen Gerwing, Alyssa M.; Bramble, Beverly; Landine, Jeff; and Gerwing, Travis G. (2016). Post-Secondary Educators’ Perceptions of Students’ Test Anxiety. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 7(1), Article 9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2016.1.9

CSEP 2016: From Health to High Performance – Free communication
The Effect Of Mental Fatigue On The Psychobiological Response To A 10km Cycling Time Trial: A Neuroergonomic Approach.

The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (2015) – Poster Presentation
Connon, H, Scott, D. My Head Hurts: Inducing And Controlling Mental Fatigue.

Atlantic Provinces Exercise Sciences Annual Meeting (2014)
Connon, H. Scott, D. The Effect Of Mental Fatigue On The Psychobiological Response To A 10km Time Trial: A Neuroergonomic Approach. (First prize PhD presentation).

Eastern Canada Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium conference (2011)
Connon, H. Kennedy, S. Scott, D. Personality Differences and Sensation Seeking Levels among Participants in Low, Medium and High Risk Sports.

The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (2011)
Connon, H. Scott, D. The Effect of Differing Types of Music and Music Preference as a Dissociative Strategy on Exercise Performance and Perceived Exertion.

The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology – Poster Presentation (2011)
Connon, H. Kennedy, S. Scott, D. Home Team Advantage in the English Premiership League and the National Hockey League.

Selected Grants & Awards

Dr. William S. Lewis Doctoral Fellowship
International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) Training Grant

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

CPT Instructor Examiner (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology)


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