Sex, Gender and Identity

Issues around sex and gender shape the ways in which sports and physical activity are structured, experienced and represented. Physical activity, including health-related exercise prescription, is a deeply gendered arena reflecting social, medical, and scientific views about fitness, body size and shape, masculinity and femininity, physical literacy, and attitudes toward sexuality, race, ethnicity, age and disability. Issues around sex and gender have important implications for practicing kinesiologists, coaches, health educators and fitness professionals in their working relationships and program arrangements.

  • Sociocultural Perspectives


First Nations land acknowledegement

The UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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