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Amanda Wurz

Dr. Amanda Wurz


Assistant Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences, Kinesiology

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A3442

Phone: 604-504-7441

email Amanda


Postdoctoral Fellowship Kinesiology, University of Calgary (2021)

PhD Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa (2019)

MSc Kinesiology, University of Calgary (2014)

BA Psychology, University of Calgary (2011)


Teaching Philosophy

Amanda loves teaching. In the classroom (in-person and online) she seeks to encourage curiosity, motivate critical thinking, and facilitate a desire to learn. She offers students numerous opportunities to apply their knowledge and prepares them to work in academia, healthcare, and/or the community.

Teaching Interests

Sport and exercise psychology, health promotion, behaviour change, active health

Research Interests

Amanda is an avid researcher. She uses partnered approaches to optimize supportive care and inform effective physical activity opportunities to improve quality of life for individuals affected by cancer (and other chronic conditions) across the lifespan. She is recognized internationally for her expertise and contributions to the fields of pediatric exercise oncology and adolescent and young adult exercise oncology.


For an up-to-date list of publications by Amanda, please see Google Scholar

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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)