Kinesiology and Nursing named among world elite

Two areas from Western's Faculty of Health Sciences can count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The School of Kinesiology was rated No. 32 globally (sports-related subjects), while the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing came in at No. 46.

Western's School of Kinesiology has developed into an international leader in research, teaching and innovation with its multidisciplinary approach to the examination of human movement as it relates to prevention, treatment and lifestyle for overall physical and mental well-being. With research focused on brain health, mobility and the social impact of sport and physical activity, Kinesiology at Western is committed to addressing key societal issues from a variety of perspectives.

With its early roots in public health and community health, the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. Nursing at Western continues to unite students from across the country and around the world in understanding and supporting the human condition. Since its humble beginnings in 1920, Nursing has established itself as driving force on the research front with the clear goal of transforming education, services, systems and policies that affect health.

This is the second year in a row that both Kinesiology and Nursing have been ranked in the Top 50 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject.