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Carl Nienhuis

Carl Nienhuis, PhD (c)

Limited Term Faculty

Faculty of Health Sciences, Kinesiology

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A3462

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 2295

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B.A. - University College of the Fraser Valley

M.H.K. - University of Ottawa

Ph.D. - University of Ottawa (Candidate)


  • Canadian Sport Psychology Association

Teaching Interests

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Socio-Cultural Issues and Sport
  • Active Health
  • Intro to Kinesiology
  • Sport History and Sport Philosophy
  • Human Anatomy

Research Interests

  • Psycho-social sciences of sport, physical activity and health
  • High performance psychology
  • Spirituality and play, games, and sport
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Coaching and positive youth development
  • Sport philosophy and ethics

Community Engagement

  • Mental Performance Consultant - regional, provincial, national, international levels
  • Team BC Performance Consultant
  • UFV Volleyball Assistant Coach
  • Father Support Worker - Abbotsford and Chilliwack Community Services

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UFV’s Kinesiology program provided me with great opportunities — I was involved with three research projects, presented at research conferences, and had an abstract published. All before graduate school.

  • – Brynne Elliott
  •    BKin (UFV) MSc (UBC)

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