The mission of the Department of Human Kinetics
is consistent with and complementary to the mission of St. Francis Xavier University.
The Department is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, and to
meeting the needs of the community it serves. As an interdisciplinary unit,
we approach human movement from the perspectives of the natural sciences,
social sciences and humanities, while placing special emphasis on the study
of movement content, context, and consequences. This emphasis represents a
basis for the investigation and understanding of human movement in sport and
play, health-related fitness, education and physical activity of various
populations in varied environments.