Directed Studies Research Internship
What is it?
The Directed Studies Research Internship is an opportunity to enhance your education, professional growth, and to allow further insight into what conducting research is all about. You'll participate in a research environment with a professor of your choice. Details of each research internship will be unique, and will be listed on the student’s transcript according to the name given to the internship (E.g. ‘Physical activity and diabetes prevention’).
This internship opportunity offers an experience in research culture at the University of Manitoba. You cab construct your course syllabus and project outline in consultation with your advising professor.
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How to Register
Participating Faculty Members & Areas of Study
Todd Duhamel, PhD
Exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation
Russell Field, PhD
History of sport and physical activity
Gordon Giesbrecht, PhD
Neuromuscular control of exercise in extreme environments including cold, heat and hypoxia
Cheryl Glazebrook, PhD
Motor control and learning: examining the effects of multisensory information on how humans with and without disabilities perform movements
Perceptual Motor Integration Lab
Joannie Halas, PhD
Culturally relevant physical education and health; access to quality physical education/activity for Indigenous children and youth.
Kelsey Johansen, M.A.
Anthropology of tourism (including host-guest interactions), volunteer tourism, sustainable nature-based tourism, and food and agricultural tourism. Advanced qualitative methods, especially ethnography, and phenomenology.
jay johnson, PhD
Steven Passmore, PhD
Motor Control & Learning/Health Care Integration: Objective performance based measures for clinical intervention of populations with back pain and spine diseases. Clinical registry/database management and analysis of surgical, and conservatively managed spine populations. Measurement of the perceptual factors that influence the delivery of manual therapy interventions (chiropractic, physical therapy, massage). The laboratory utilizes behavioural, biomechanical, and neurophysiological measurement techniques.
Ayesha Saleem, PhD
Ben Schellenberg, PhD
Sport/exercise psychology, psychology of sports fans
Trisha Scribbans, PhD
The overarching objective of Dr. Scribbans' research program is to understand how the nervous, musculoskeletal and fascial (neuromyofascial) systems interact to produce and influence movement and force production of the upper limb. In additional to improving our understanding of how these systems interact, this information will inform the development of novel assessment tools and techniques and the identification and optimization of management interventions for musculoskeletal disorders.
Veronica Silva, PhD
Visual perception and cognitive aspects of balance, locomotion and mobility; aging, mobility and falls
Jonathan Singer, PhD
Biomechanical mechanisms of static and dynamic balance control
Leisha Strachan, PhD
Topics related to sport psychology including positive youth development, youth experiences in sport, and coaching
(Note: on leave July 2019 to June 2020)
Shaelyn Strachan, PhD
Promotion of health through adherence to physical activity: researching the relationship between self-related variables, such as exercise identity or social cognitions, and the self-regulation of exercise.
Sarah Teetzel, PhD
Sociocultural and ethical aspects of sport, doping in sport, and gender issues in sport
(Note: on maternity leave until December 31, 2019. Accepting students for Winter 2020 term)
Christine Van Winkle, PhD
Kyoung June (David) Yi, PhD
Diversity and inclusion studies in physical activity (individuals experiencing disabilities, Indigenous students, and newcomers to Canada); health and physical education pedagogy (culturally relevant and sustaining approaches); health and physical literacies promotion; lived experiences in physical activity contexts