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Kerry Braniff

Kerry Braniff

Program Coordinator and Professor, Kinesiology and Health Promotion Degree program.

Program Area: Health Sciences

Email: kerry.braniff@sheridancollege.ca

Contact Info: Office: H150, Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, Davis Campus Phone: (905) 459-7533 Ext. 5381

Background

Kerry is currently the Program Coordinator for the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Degree Program. She teaches in both Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership and Bachelor of Health Sciences (Kinesiology and Health Promotion Degree Program) in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan College. She received her Masters of Public Health from Lakehead University.  Her thesis research investigated the relative perspective of the regulation of kinesiology among other health professionals.  She has extensive experience in the fitness industry and community health promotion spanning over two decades.  Kerry’s teaching areas include individual and population health and wellness, health promotion planning and evaluation, health communications, community based participatory practices, fitness business and professional practice.

Sheridan Research Focus

Kerry has been involved in numerous community based research projects including; identifying barriers to physical activity, childhood obesity, community wellness and community based participatory practice.  She has been integral in the research and writing of a Community Well Being Report for the Headwaters Region.  Her current research interests include; engaging post-secondary students in active healthy living, the use and evaluation of community based participatory practice in health promotion and the investigation of interdisciplinary and sectoral approaches to improve physical activity and healthy life style choices.

Courses Taught

FLPL13432 Professional Practice for the Fitness Leader
HEAL46206 Health Promotion Project Planning and Evaluation
HEAL35436 Settings for Physical Activity & Health Promotion
HEAL1327G Wellness and Healthy Living
HEAL18081 Fundamentals of Physical Activity & Health Promotion
HEAL14178 Personal Wellness
HEAL23921 Introduction to Health Communications
HEAL30123 Applied Health Communications