Prospective Students

Dr. Gainforth is not currently accepting graduate trainees, but is looking for undergraduates and volunteers in her Applied Behaviour Change (ABC) lab.

Dr. Gainforth is pleased to supervise students with a passion for health promotion, behaviour change and knowledge translation. Students can expect to receive research training and mentorship from Dr. Gainforth. To help students bridge the gap between research and practice, all students will be encouraged to complete their research in partnership with community members and organizations.

Prospective undergraduates and volunteers are asked to forward an application package consisting of a cover letter, up-to-date resume, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) to Heather Gainforth.

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Work Study Program Work Study is a competitive subsidized employment program that provides students with the opportunity to work on campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

HMKN 490 – Project in Human Kinetics (3-6 credits) This course provides undergraduates the opportunity to perform research pertaining to a chosen area of Human Kinetics as agreed upon by a faculty member and student. If you are interested in gaining credit for research experience, please contact Dr. Gainforth at Prerequisite: Either (a) HES 240 or (b) HMKN 206; and either (a) HES 340 or (b) HMKN 205. Permission of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

HES 492 – Undergraduate Honours Thesis (starting September 2024 6 credits) A research problem in health and exercise sciences under the supervision of a Health and Exercise Sciences faculty member. Students engage in research requiring a written report with a public presentation of the findings. Formerly offered as HMKN 449. Credit will be granted for only one of HES 492 or HMKN 449. Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the B.H.E.S. Honours Program.