Rank / Position
Professor – College of Kinesiology
Associate member - School of Public Health 2008 -
B.A., The University of Western Ontario, 1975
M.A., The University of Western Ontario, 1977
Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1980
Steering Committee, Saskatoon in motion
Contributing Editor, Group Dynamics
Professor Kevin Spink’s main research and scholarship interests lie in examining physical activity as a health enhancing behaviour. He has two main research areas. One focus of his research is the study of group dynamics and the application of group interventions to promote exercise and adherence behaviour. His other main interest involves examining the relationship between various social-psychological correlates/determinants and adherence to physical activity across the lifespan.
Current Research Funding / Grants information
$79,996 - Promoting exercise adherence for older adults in maintenance cardiac rehabilitation: Intervention feasibility studies. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), 2008-2011 - co-investigator.
$93,000 - Understanding the determinants of exercise adherence: Testing the exercise identity-exercise behavior relationship using prospective and real world challenges. Social Sciences and Humanities research Council of Canada SSHRC) , 2007-2010 – co-investigator.
Carly Priebe (2009-present) – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Theses Supervision Completed (last 2 years):
Wilson, K. (2008). Physical activity lapses and parental social control. University of Saskatchewan (Supervisor).
Bruner, M. (2008). Examining the relationship between team building and physical activity adherence in rural youth. University of Saskatchewan (Supervisor).
Nickel, D. (2008). Understanding health-related physical activity: Attributions, self-efficacy, and intention. University of Saskatchewan (Supervisor).
Priebe, C. (2009). Descriptive norms in physical activity and health eating. University of Saskatchewan. (Supervisor).