Mini-Education Day

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SKESA and KHS Education Day

May 4, 2019 – University of Regina

Room 119 / Research and Innovation Centre


9:00 – 9:30 am  Registration (outside RI 119)

Information Booth provided by U of R College of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

9:30 – 9:45 am Opening Remarks: Troy Slywka (SKESA Chairman) & Shannon Strate (Exec. Director)

9:45 – 10:30 am Travis Eveleigh: Natural Human Movement: Application to Rehabilitation

                                                **Dress to move – session involves optional active participation**

10:30 -11:15 am

Janis Riise: The stressful demands of Clinical work: Burnout and Self-Care

                                                **Dress to move – session includes a short practical yoga therapy relaxation session**

11:15 -12:00 pm SKESA AGM

12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch: Not provided

Please bring your own lunch.  There are limited options open on campus on weekends. Options near campus include: Subway, McDonald’s, Triffons and Stone’s Throw.

1:15 – 2:00 pm  Kinesiology Professionals: A look into the careers of various Kinesiology Professionals

Kinesiology professionals will provide an inside look into their branch of Kinesiology Practice. Panel discussion encouraging audience participation on broad scope of practice provided by Kinesiology professionals.

Panel Presenters: Dave Bojic, Hayley Flegel, Blair Healey, Amy Kent, Jen Ruland

2:00 – 2:30 pm Break out Discussion Groups: The Future of Kinesiology

SKESA Board Members to lead smaller group discussions. Planning the future of SKESA.

Panel Presenters: Dave Bojic, Hayley Flegel, Blair Healey, Amy Kent, Jen Ruland

2:30 – 2:40 pm Presentation of Discussion Group Outcomes

2:40 – 3:00 pm  Stretch Break: Yoga Session by Stephanie Mehlsen                 

3:00 – 4:00 pm Travis Eveleigh: Low Back and Neck mechanical pain: A Practical approach to care          

4:00 pm Closing Remarks    


Dr. Marta Erlandson

Dr. Marta Erlandson joined the faculty of Kinesiology in January 2014 as an Assistant Professor. She obtained her MSc. in 2007 and PhD. in 2010 from the University of Saskatchewan. For her graduate work, Dr. Erlandson examined the effect of recreational gymnastics participation on bone development in children 4-10 years of age. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Osteoporosis and Women’s Health Program at the University Health Network, University of Toronto where she examined the potential of novel imaging tools to capture muscle and bone parameters and how they change with age.

Dr. Erlandson’s current research program focuses on lifelong musculoskeletal health. She is interested in child and adolescent growth and development and the influence physical activity, sport and inactivity has on this process during growth as well as on health outcomes later in life. Dr. Erlandson also examines the development of physical literacy in both healthy and clinical populations.

Shannon Doyle-Kenny

Shannon has been involved with gymnastics as long as she can remember.  She started her training in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. She attended Gymnastics Coaching College at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Science in Toronto. Seneca is an Elite Training Centre with Olympic level coaches and gymnasts.  After college, Shannon returned to Saskatchewan and began coaching at Can-Am Gymnastics Club.   She has coached gymnasts at many levels obtaining a Level 3 National Coaching Certification in Gymnastics as well as certifications for judging high level National athletes.  She coached competitive level gymnasts while attending the University of Saskatchewan completing a degree and post graduate diploma in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Therapy.   She has worked in clinical settings with motor vehicle accident and work place injury clients as well as private clients.  For many years, Shannon worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant where she analyzed the functional movements required for everyday activities and ergonomics in work settings.  The knowledge of biomechanics gained through a coaching career has been valuable in the analysis of functional tasks and in her ability to teach the safest way to perform that activity.

Jordan Westad

Jordan Westad is one of the owners of Empire Parkour.  He convocated from the College of Kinesiology at the U of S in 2017, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He particularly enjoyed expanding his knowledge in coaching, pedagogy, and sports medicine and he regularly uses that knowledge within his practice now.

He has been training parkour for around 8 years and coaching for around 6 years. He has competed in Parkour at the international level at the North American Parkour Championships, and other various competitions across North America where he has claimed several podium spots in Speed competitions.  Jordan has also started judging Parkour competitions, most recently at a Style competition in Calgary.

Empire Parkour is the best source for qualified parkour education within Saskatchewan. They have been coaching in the Saskatoon area for over 5 years. They started out with one class in one gym, then multiple classes in multiple gyms, and now you can find them in their brand-new building in the North end of Saskatoon. This is the first dedicated Parkour gym in Saskatchewan.

While they primarily coach youth, they have classes for anyone aged 4 and up.

Attending this CSEP Mini-Ed Day = 12.5 PDCs for CSEP members

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