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Academic Staff

The following academic staff within the School of Physical & Health Education will have supervisory and teaching responsibilities within the MSc in Kinesiology program:

  • Brenda Bruner, Associate Professor
  • Mark Bruner, Associate Professor
  • Ryan Graham, Assistant Professor
  • Steve Hansen, Associate Professor
  • Dean Hay, Associate Professor
  • Kristina Karvinen, Assistant Professor
  • Barbi Law, Associate Professor
  • Jim McAuliffe, Professor
  • Barb Olmsted, Assistant Professor
  • Graydon Raymer, Associate Professor
  • Greg Rickwood, Assistant Professor

Support Staff

The MSc in Kinesiology program falls under the School of Graduate Studies. The program has a graduate studies coordinator who will be responsible for overseeing the administrative aspects of the program (e.g., coordinating review of applications, overseeing allocation of research/teaching assistantships, coordinating scholarships and bursaries, monitoring student time to completion and student academic advising, and representing the program on the Graduate Studies Council).


Students will use existing library services to access e-journals and inter-library loans.

Graduate classes will take place in existing seminar classrooms on campus (e.g., R313) as well as meeting rooms in the School of Physical & Health Education (PHE) area of the the Centre for Physical and Health Education. The PHE labs (i.e., exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, psychology of physical activity) within the Surtees Athletic Centre contain space allotted for research assistants. In addition, the new facility has dedicated study space for graduate students. Graduate students will have access to research software programs online through Nipissing University (e.g., SPSS), the on-campus student computer labs as well as within the PHE labs and study space for graduate students.


Graduate students in the MSc in Kinesiology program will access existing equipment within the PHE labs associated with their respective sub-disciplines (e.g., exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology of physical activity, motor control) for both coursework and research. Specialized equipment currently available within the labs is listed below.

Exercise Physiology

  • Environmental Chamber (-40 to +40 Celsius, Humidity and Altitude control)
  • Split-Belt Force-Sensing Treadmill
  • Biological Sampling Room (with Blood-Gas Electrolyte Analyzer, Portable Lactate Analyzer Biological Safety Cabinet, Autoclave, Refrigerator and Ultra-Low Freezer)
  • Innovision Innocor (Non-invasive Oxygen Consumption, Cardiac Output)
  • MedGraphics CPX Ultima (Oxygen Consumption and Metabolic Rate)
  • 32 Channel Powerlab Data Acquisition system (ECG, EMG, and other biological signals)
  • Spirometers (Lung Function Testing)
  • Skin Temperature Sensors
  • ISS Oxiplex Near Infrared Spectrometer (Non-invasive Muscle Oxygen Consumption)
  • Two Computrainer Velotron Cycle Ergometers
  • Trackmaster TMX-425 Treadmill
  • Heart Rate monitors, blood pressure devices, etc)


  • 15-camera Qualisys Oqus 400+ motion capture system with active and passive markers and 64 channel BNC analog to digital interface
  • Ascension 3-D Guidance Trakstar electromagnetic motion capture system
  • Two Bertec FP-6090 force platforms with analog and digital amplifiers
  • Bertec PY6-1000 multi-axial load cell
  • Mark-10 advanced ergonomics testing kit
  • 16 channel Delsys Trigno wireless EMG system with smart sensors (ECG, electrogoniometers, pressure sensors, etc)
  • 8 channel Delsys Myomonitor I-V EMG system
  • Video Cameras
  • National instruments analog to digital boards (80 channel and 8 channel) with BNC connector block


  • Matlab 2014
  • Labview 2013
  • Visual 3D V5
  • Dartfish Pro Suite

Motor Control

  • 16 channel delsys EMG system (CFI)
  • Eyelink 1000 binocular eye-tracking system (CFI)
  • Optotrak Certus 3D motion capture system (CFI)
  • ECG monitoring system
  • E-prime software with SR-box
  • Superlab software with Cedrus response boxes
  • Wacom 2D digitizing tablets
  • Translucent technologies liquid crystal goggles
  • Drive-Sim Driving Simulator

Psychology of Physical Activity & Health Promotion

  • Olympus voice recorders
  • Omnitech voice recorder
  • Desktop computers
  • NOLDUS Observation software program
  • SPSS and NVivo software programs
  • GearPlayer transcription software and transcription foot pedal
  • Sony digital video cameras
  • Accelerometers
  • Pedometers
  • Polar Heart rate monitors

Other recreational facilities, transportation, placement supervision cost, stipend, travel, rentals

Graduate students in the MSc program will access the athletic facilities and other on-campus facilities currently available to Nipissing University graduate students as part of their student fees.

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