Our faculty members are committed to ensuring learning impact both in and beyond the classrooms of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

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Teaching & LEARNING

About Our Work

Since inception, the School of Health and Exercise Sciences has demonstrated its commitment to teaching excellence and the student experience. To achieve these aims, the School has a dedicated group of faculty engaged in creative educational leadership and innovations in teaching.

Our School is committed to implementing evidence-based and innovative teaching practices to help improve and enhance the student learning experience. We work collaboratively with the Centre for Teaching and Learning to generate, identify and share new approaches to effective teaching strategies in health and exercise sciences.


Our School is committed to leading, inspiring and supporting excellence in  teaching. We inspire and enable students through excellence in transformative teaching, mentoring, advising and the student experience.

Health and wellbeing is of foundational importance to our School. Through cross-campus partnerships, our School works to support and improve the health and wellbeing of all UBC students.

What We Do

Our faculty members are engaged in projects which advance a scholarly and innovative approach to teaching, learning, curriculum and educational technology.


Use of 3D Imaging and Rapid Prototyping

The use of cadavers in large anatomy classes is prohibitive. The School has generated 3D images and CNC-milled foam models from 3D scans of cadavers from the medical school anatomy class for use in Human Kinetics anatomy classes and laboratories.

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Elective introduces health competencies for students

Developed by the School, Health Studies 100 (HEAL100) offers an in-depth look at health studies with an emphasis on student health – focusing on education, research and their impact on a variety of student health issues.

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Understanding how students can manage stress

The School is currently engaged in research that will provide important insights into how student can effectively manage stress. The project involves examining how peer mentors can help their mentees better manage their stress response.