Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology

Title Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology
Faculty/College/Unit Education
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Darren Warburton
Year 1: Funded Amount 100,200
Year 1: Team Members

Robert Boushel, Professor / Director / Department Head, Kinesiology
Shannon Bredin, Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Moss Norman, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Eli Puterman, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Project Summary

This project seeks to create, implement, and systematically evaluate a blended learning module in Indigenous studies in Kinesiology. Our curriculum will represent the wide-ranging disciplines of Kinesiology including behavioural medicine, sociology, physical activity promotion, and exercise medicine. This project will contribute to the enhancement of teaching and learning within the School of Kinesiology providing measurable and sustainable benefits. This curriculum will introduce students to principles of Indigenous understandings of health and well-being and will provide comprehensive insight into the complex social, cultural, historical, and economic factors that shape healthy living within Aboriginal communities. This multi-disciplinary curriculum will enhance our ability to strengthen intercultural discussion, enhancing the sense of inclusion of Aboriginal peoples. Importantly, the extensive participation of Indigenous leaders (e.g., elders and knowledge keepers) and scholars at UBC in collaboration with leaders across Canada will facilitate the creation of a curriculum that respects the experience, knowledge, and values of Indigenous peoples. This advanced evidence-based learning program will enhance the transformative learning experience of students.