About Us


The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management's mission is to create, translate, and mobilize knowledge related to physical activity, human movement, sport, and leisure through undergraduate and graduate education, research and scholarship, university sport, and recreation programming.

Whether it's learning in a classroom, co-authoring a research article, fieldwork placement, or spending your lunch break in the Active Living Centre, as part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, you'll be joining us in our commitment to health, wellbeing, human movement and leisure.

We're located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We help educate, prepare, and guide future kinesiologists, physical educators, recreation/tourism specialists, coaches, and more for their careers. We're also an excellent starting point for furher education in graduate studies, medicine, and rehabilitation sciences.

Study what moves you. Study with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.

Rankings, Facts & Figures

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

University of Manitoba

  • 29,620 students (Fall term 2018)
  • 25,135 undergraduate students
  • 3,753 graduate students
  • 17.1 per cent of students are international, representing 123 countries
  • 26 U of M doctoral students have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in the ten years since the award was introduced, and 99 students have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship–more than any other university in Western Canada
  • Undergraduate Research Awards have been awarded to 156 students in 2018

Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • #1 travel destination (Manitoba) in North America (Travel Lemming, 2019)
  • #8 top regions (Manitoba) in the world to visit (Lonely Planet, 2019)
  • Ranked in top 19 of destinations to visit (AirBnB, 2019)

Campus and City

University of Manitoba Campus

We’re located on the western side of the University of Manitoba—right next to the iconic Active Living Centre.

The University of Manitoba is western Canada’s first university, established in 1877, and located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We are Manitoba's only research-intensive university, and one of the country’s top research institutions. We have more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 145,000 alumni living in 140 countries.

We attract people from around the world who share our ideals and vision for positive change. We believe in embracing challenges and taking action. Our students, researchers and alumni bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. We are where imagination and action collide.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg, the vibrant capital city of Manitoba, is located near the geographic centre of Canada and North America. A culturally and ethnically diverse population of more than 700,000 brings a warm and welcoming spirit of “joie de vivre” to the city’s cosmopolitan, international flair. Designated the Culture Capital of Canada 2010, Winnipeg offers a variety of arts, culture, sports, recreation and entertainment sure to satisfy every taste.



Bachelor of Kinesiology
Bachelor of Kinesiology - Athletic Therapy
Bachelor of Physical Education
Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development


Athletic Therapist

Certified Personal Trainer 


Community Recreation Positions 

Fitness Consultant


Leisure Director

Sports and Event Coordinator 


Tourism and Travel Promoter