Undergraduate Research

Develop your research skills with the completion of a 3- or 6- credit research project under the supervision of a expert in the field.

Research opportunity for undergraduate students is a fundamental part of the learning experience within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Through a Project in Human Kinetics (Practicum-HMKN 499), students engage with the process of research firsthand.

Students are accepted each year based on compatibility with interests of potential supervisors. Details and application information are typically sent out directly to students throughout the year, including information on deadlines. Students must meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Completion of HMKN 205 & 206

Students must meet the following requirements to graduate:

  • All general program requirements for the BHK degree;
  • Satisfy all course requirements for chosen area of concentration;
  • Final grades should be submitted by the supervising faculty member, and students must receive a passing grade.

Visit the Faculty directory for the full list of supervisors.

  1. Students should contact an appropriate HMKN faculty member to discuss their proposal, faculty expectations, completion date, and evaluation. It is highly suggested that this be done at least 3-4 months prior to the expected enrollment.
  2. Once a verbal arrangement has been made, the student should present the proposal, in writing, to the supervising faculty member. A 499 contract (see Student forms) should then be signed by the supervising faculty member and the student.
  3. Once the Contract has been signed, the student will be registered by emailing the signed contract (both supervisor and student) to the School Assistant (carli.tingstad@ubc.ca).

Student Contact

Tanya Forneris
Email: tanya.forneris@ubc.ca
Tel: 250.807.9569
Office: ARTS 341