The Faculty is affiliated with a number of different centres, each with its own mandate and character and which play a key role in linking internal academic communities at the University of Alberta to external communities.
In this way the Centres advance our research programs and provide enriching learning environments that engage our students in their fields of study. The Centres also forge key community partnerships that bring new resources and best practices to the Faculty.
These centres link Faculty researchers to key communities including the populations under study, policy makers and administrators. They serve a critical role in helping the Faculty translate its research into practice and to disseminate the insights of Faculty-based research programs beyond academic audiences.
The centres help to break down the real and imagined barriers associated with the popular view of universities as being out of reach of the average person.
The Centres provide an infusion of external financial and human resources, innovative practices and fresh perspectives to the Faculty.
Alberta Centre for Active Living
- The Centre is a key advocate of physical activity and physical activity expertise ,
- and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for health practitioners, organizations, and decision-makers
Alberta Sport Development Centre - Capital Region
- Delivers educational and sport science services to provincial level athletes
Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative
- A collaborative, multidisciplinary research initiative bringing together scholars in diverse aspects of mountain studies from the faculties of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences; Arts; Physical Education and Recreation; Science
Glen Sather Clinic
- The Clinic incorporates the services of physicians, physiotherapists and sport scientists to deliver care to competitive and recreational athletes
- Serves as an educational and research facility for undergraduate and graduate students in the faculties of Physical Education and Recreation, Medicine and Dentistry, and Rehabilitation Medicine
The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre
- Founded by the 2001 World Championship in Athletics Legacy Foundation
- Provides coach education and resources for coaches across Canada
The Provincial Fitness Unit
- It is responsible for the administration, certification, and support of fitness professionals in Alberta
- The Unit's mandate is to promote a standard of excellence within the fitness field,
- and to educate the public and private sector about the benefits of fitness and an active lifestyle
The Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement
- A disability research centre which also provides physical activity programming for children, youth and adults with disabilities
See also Laboratories and Research Workshops