Trent to Develop Ontario’s First Required Kinesiology Course on Exercise and Sport in Indigenous Health – Trent U

Dr. Sarah West, associate professor in the Department Biology at Trent University, is the project lead for an application that secured $83,000 from Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS) to facilitate the development of an open-access resource focused on Indigenous physical activity and health.

“To our knowledge, there isn’t a course focused on physical activity in Indigenous health that is a requirement for a Kinesiology degree in Ontario. This is a great opportunity to emphasize Trent’s reputation as a leader in Indigenous knowledge and education,” says Professor West.

Consultations on Course Content Creation

The funding will kickstart development of the course, bringing together a team of experts from Trent, —including Director of the Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies Dr. David Newhouse, the director of Trent Online Dr. Fergal O’Hagan, and Mitchell Huguenin, the indigenous pedagogy designer for the Trent Centre for Teaching and Learning—as well as other contributors with relevant knowledge and experiences.

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