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Carl Nienhuis

Dr. Carl Nienhuis

Assistant Professor

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 


  • 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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The kinesiology program has not only exposed me to the theory, but has equipped me with a vast amount of practical knowledge, applications, and tools to use in the future. This program has led me to pursue a career in medicine where I can have a positive impact on other and help them live a healthy life.

  • – P.J. Retief
  •    Kinesiology (Class of 2017)

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