Departmental Awards



The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health is very proud of the quality of students that study at The University of Winnipeg.  It is an honour to recognize our most outstanding students with a number of awards and scholarships.  We would like to thank our contributors to these awards including professional organizations, private donors and the fund raising efforts of our students.


Professional organizations sponsor awards to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and a promising future in the field of Kinesiology. 

Two organizations include The Canadian Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) and the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP).


The University of Winnipeg Athletic Therapy Student Association (WATSA), in partnership with the Manitoba Brain Injury Association (MBIA),  host an annual "Heads Up" Dinner and Auction to raise funds for the MBIA and scholarships for Athletic Therapy students.  Four Scholarships have been established to date.


The Tom Kendall Award was established by the department in 1995 in honour of Tom Kendall, former chair of the department and basketball coach at The University of Winnipeg.  The award recognizes a student in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health who combines academic excellence and athletic ability with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.


The Dr. Henry Woltman Scholarship is provided by the Erica and Rogers Fund for Academic Excellence.  It is awarded annually to the most promising student entering the final year of the Kinesiology and Applied Health major.


We are also very proud to recognize outstanding academic success by awarding the University Gold medal each year to the student with the highest academic standing.  There is an impressive list of recipients since we first started to award the gold medal for our three year Arts degree.  We look forward to awarding a similar honour for our new four year Arts and BSc degrees.


It is especially rewarding to the Faculty of the Department when we eventually work with our graduates, not as students, but as colleagues.


Donors wanting to contribute to these scholarships or create others, are encourage to contact the Chair of the Department at 786-9190.


Glen Bergeron PhD  CAT(C)