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Christina Kouvousis

Coach & Sport Development Professional

 Vancouver, BC

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Former NCAA Division 1 athlete, now professional coach and kinesiologist, Christina has over a decade of experience in the sports industry.

Christina believes in the power of sport to drive social change and uses an athlete-centred coaching philosophy to help individuals build confidence and achieve success.



  • Communication

  • Critical thinking

  • Leadership

  • Community outreach

  • Youth sports

  • Long-term athlete development

  • Gender equity

  • Mental health

  • Safe Sport


  • 2020 - Present

Sport Development Coordinator

Water Polo West (Provincial Sport Organization)

  • 2013 - Present

Head Water Polo Coach

Vancouver Vipers Water Polo Club

  • 2018 - 2019

Clinical Kinesiologist

LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

  • 2016 - 2017

Research Assistant 

Psychology of Exercise, Health, and Physical Activity Lab at The University of British Columbia


2012 - 2017

University of British Columbia

Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology

Vancouver, BC

2011 - 2012

San Jose State University

College of Health Sciences

San Jose, CA


  • Stories of Resilience Conference Speaker. Presented on athlete abuse and maltreatment, recognizing abuse of power in sport, and how to harness your power as an athlete.

  • Women in Coaching Panelist. Spoke at the 2019 Water Polo Canada Summit on increasing gender equity, specifically in coaching roles.

  • Community Sport Champion. Awarded a grant of $5,000 to continue breaking barriers and advocate for girls and women to participate in sport. 

  • Co-author on “Examining the active ingredients of physical activity interventions underpinned by theory versus no stated theory: a meta-analysis.Published in the Health Psychology Review, Volume 13 Issue 1.

  • William B. McNulty Kinesiology Scholarship Recipient. Awarded to students who demonstrate "service above self," combining academic excellence with outstanding contributions in community affairs. 

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