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. Our Acting Dean is Dr. Jan Stewart, who is also a professor in the Faculty of Education.

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 and Recreation Services.

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 as well as a women's soccer team which plays in the indoor field house (RecPlex). At no extra cost, all UWinnipeg students have access to Wesmen games (except the December Wesmen Classic and Playoffs) and Athletic Facilities, including the Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre and the Axworthy Health & RecPlex which are managed by Recreation Services.  UWinnipeg students can be active in intramural sports, relieve stress, get healthy and stay fit - because any fees are already covered in their regular student fees.

In the classroom, on the court and in the community, there are many ways to discover, achieve, and belong in the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology & Applied Health.