The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health


The Faculty of Kinesiology was established in 2012.  In 2014 we were renamed The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health after Dr. Daya Gupta and Dr. Chander Gupta, one of Manitoba’s top medical families. The Gupta donation is intended to support high quality applied health research and scholarship.

The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health combines and integrates the academic, teaching, and research capacity of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health, and the administrative and programming strengths of the Department of Athletics.

The Department of Kinesiology has 5 concentrated programs of study: Athletic Therapy, Teaching (Physical Education and Health), Exercise Science, Coaching, and Kinesiology (general degree - based on your area of interest).  Our faculty members have varied research interests which include: physical activity and aging/osteoporosis, concussion in sport, clinical biomechanics, and the use of motivational imagery by athletes - to name a few.

We are also connected with the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (Ontario) for those pursuing Exercise Science; and we have an exchange program with the Athlone Technical Institute in Ireland for Athletic Therapy students. [see the department website for more details on all of our outstanding programs].  

The Athletics Department's longstanding, successful men's and women's Wesmen basketball and volleyball programs have expanded to include soccer, wrestling and men's baseball. Students have access to all of the Wesmen sport events and Athletic Facilities, including the Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre and the Axworthy Health & RecPlex as part of their regular student fees.  UWinnipeg students can be active in intramural sports, relieve stress, get healthy and stay fit at no extra cost!

There are many ways to discover, achieve, and belong in the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology & Applied Health.