Welcome to the home of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab, located within the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies, at the University of Regina!
*** Funding currently available for MSc students. ***
*** Opportunities also for undergraduate Honours students! ***
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution, determinants and deterrents of health, disease and injury in human populations. The mission of the PA-Epi Lab is to examine and monitor the frequency and patterns of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) in the population, identify determinants and deterrents to these behaviours, and investigate the relationships between PA and/or SB and health and disease. Through our research, public outreach activities and advocacy around issues related to PA, SB, fitness, obesity, and health we aim to contribute to public health interventions and ultimately to improved population health.
The graduate program introduces students to population-based studies of PA and SB and health and disease outcomes, and provides students with advanced study in PA and SB measurement, study design, and analysis of relationships with specific health and disease states. The lab currently houses student computers and workspace, as well as a research participant interview space and clinical testing room. Equipment is available for the measurement of PA and SB, as well as analysis of body composition and other cardiometabolic outcomes.