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Acadia Active Aging

Exercise sessions with the aim of improving your physical fitness and health through group exercise and individualized programs.  All exercise sessions will be held in the Acadia Arena Complex. The group will meet three times per week and focus on improving:
- Aerobic (cardio-respiratory) fitness
- Strength and Power
- Flexibility
- Balance and Coordination
- and most importantly, your HEALTH!

Currently accepting participants to the waiting list for Sept. 2020, contact Kim to be placed on the list.

Program Time: 9:30am - 10:20am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Program Dates (Fall): Sept. 20 - Dec. 6, 2019.  No classes on Oct. 14, 28, 30, Nov. 1,11.  Assessments:  Sept. 16 & 18

(Winter): Jan. 20 - Apr. 1, 2020.  No classes Feb. 17, 19, 21.  Assessments:  Jan. 17

Registration Process: All those who would like to enrol in the program MUST attend the registration, and complete a fitness assessment (during registration). Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, limited spaces available.  Below are the registration forms available at the registration but if you would like to complete them at home and bring to the registration day that would be wonderful.

Program Fees: The cost of this program is $100 per year or $60 per semester. Program parking passes are available for $20 (if purchasing a parking pass, please bring your vehicle information including license plate number).

What to Wear and Bring: Participants must have indoor sneakers and wear comfortable clothing. It is recommended to bring a full water-bottle.

CONTACT: Interested participants should contact the School of Kinesiology.
Email: or Phone: (902) 585-1307


Canning Active Living

Location: Canning Fire Hall (977 J Jordan Road)
Times: Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm
Cost: Pay what you can drop-in (suggested $3)

Cardiac Rehab

The Extended Warranty II Valley Cardiac Rehab Program is a 10-week educational program of the Valley Regional Hospital for individuals with heart disease.

It includes an Exercise Program as well as a Nutrition and Lifestyle Educational Program. The Acadia Cardiac Rehab Program is an extension of the Extended Warranty II Valley Cardiac Rehab and used as a satellite venue for participants that are entering a maintenance program. It is a unique opportunity for the patients who graduate from the 10-week program at the Valley Regional Hospital to exercise in their community in a group under some supervision.

Exercise is an essential part of heart health. For people with heart disease, or individuals at high risk for heart disease such as those with diabetes, exercise is very beneficial to improve heart function and overall physical functioning. For individuals with chronic disease, participation in a supervised program will often make them feel more confident when beginning to exercise, and help them to maintain an exercise pattern over the long term. The Acadia Cardiac Rehab Program is instructed and led by a Kinesiologist (CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist).

Acadia Kinesiology students can volunteer their time to help the cardiac rehabilitation patients with their exercise program. The students have a chance to interact and help guide the patients through their routine which consists of a combination of aerobic and resistance exercises. Two classes of 10-15 patients are run two times per week Monday and Wednesday mornings 7:00am-8:30am and 9:00am-10:30am in the Acadia weight room.

To participate in the Acadia Cardiac Rehab program, contact Fiona Peacock at Valley Regional Hospital.

To volunteer in the Acadia Cardiac Rehab program, contact Dr. Jonathon Fowles at Acadia University.


Exercise Prescription

Physical Activity Counselling and Exercise Prescription
Location: Wolfville Professional Centre (4 Little Road, Lower Level)
Cost: Free
Times: Tuesday 1:30pm-4:30pm and Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
Phone: 902-585-1618
By appointment only

Hannah Miller Hockey

Hannah Miller was a 7-year-old minor hockey player in the Acadia Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) Quick Start program. She loved to play hockey and her enthusiasm was evident to everyone.

In the spring of 2005, shortly after the end of her first hockey season, she was tragically killed in a car accident in Port Williams. To perpetuate her love of hockey this fund was established in her memory.   In March 2006, the 1st Annual Hannah Miller Memorial Hockey Tournament was organized by Acadia University Recreation Management students.

An Annual March Break Hannah Miller Memorial Tournament is held at Acadia for IP 1 and IP 2 divisions.   Acadia students organize the tournament in its entirety as part of an academic curriculum project.  Hannah’s family take part in the festivities every year, stating they are ‘grateful for the work of the Acadia students, and really enjoy seeing all of the little smiling hockey players on this fun-filled day of hockey.

The Hannah Miller Memorial Fund is a not-for-profit organization that operates under a Board of Acadia University, Acadia Minor Hockey Association (AMHA), and community members.  The fund gives back to the hockey community by providing some financial relief primarily for underprivileged AMHA players, creates opportunities for female hockey development and initiatives, as well as award an annual scholarship to a chosen Acadia Student. 

Donations can be directed to the School of Kinesiology, Attention: Kim Vaughan, Administrative Assistant 
Acadia University - School of Kinesiology
Box 143, Wolfville NS B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1307    Fax: (902) 585-1702 

Please make cheques payable to: "Acadia University/Hannah Miller Memorial Fund". Tax receipts will be issued for donations.




Kinderskills is a program that provides preschool aged children with a variety of movement activities in order to promote their development. Encouraging many different types of movement can benefit children by contributing to the development and maintenance of a physically active lifestyle, which in-turn promotes self-confidence, and emotional, social, and cognitive skills.

Each Kinderskills child receives one-to-one attention from a student instructor. Gross and fine movement activities will be individualised according to each child’s current level of abilities. A student instructor will assess your child’s current level of abilities in a number of areas, and will then implement play-based activities to promote development in these areas.

Who? Children aged 1-5
When? 10:30 to 11:20 am on Mondays and Fridays
Where? Acadia University, Main Gym
Cost? $50 per term OR $90 for the year

Fall ‘19 dates:  Sept. 23 – Dec. 6 (No Kinderskills Oct. 14, 28, No. 1 & 11)

Winter ‘20 dates:  Jan. 20 – Apr. 3 (No Kinderskills Feb 14, 17, 21)

Registration By lottery; ballots can be entered at any time


For more information about the program, and to enter a ballot into the draw, call
Peggy Weir at 902-585-1457

Registration is limited to ~55 children

Kentville Active Living

Location: Kentville Recreation Centre (348 Main Street, Main Floor )
Times: Monday 6:30pm-7:30pm and Friday 10:00am-11:00am
Cost: $40 for 10 weeks or $3 drop in fee
Phone: 902-679-2539

Port Williams Active Living

Location: Port Williams Recreation Centre (1045 Main Street, Above the Fire Hall)
Times: Tuesday 10:30am–11:30am and Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: $30 for 10 weeks or $2 drop in fee
Phone: 902-698-9086


Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience

Mission:  The mission of S.M.I.L.E. is to provide an environment of play and fun that develops a physically active lifestyle for children, youth and adults with varying disabilities, and to develop Acadia University students as social entrepreneurs that lead to a lifetime of success.

With the continued support of Acadia University, our generous partners, and the community, the program will continue to grow and put smiles on the faces of many!

Visit S.M.I.L.E.


Walk N' Roll

Location: Acadia Walking Track
Times: Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am and Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm
Phone:  902-542-0467