University COVID-19 update

All CCCARE programs and research activities at Toby Jenkins Building (TJB) and Lyle Hallman Institute (LHI) have been cancelled until further notice.

Visit the University's Coronavirus Information website for more information.


Welcome to the Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE). We are a unique, multidisciplinary team of researchers, certified exercise specialists, clinical experts, graduate students and staff that strive to improve the overall health of individuals in the community through advanced research, educational opportunities, and progressive outreach programs. Our comprehensive tools and technology help to advance our knowledge in preventing and managing illness and injury, while optimizing health.

Based in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences which was founded in 1967, CCCARE leverages research and teaching expertise from the world's first Department of Kinesiology to offer specialized programs and services.

Quality fitness programs and services

We are dedicated to providing quality fitness services in a relaxed and private environment. Whether you are a recreational exerciser or a high performance athlete wanting a fitness appraisal or personal training, a staff or faculty member interested in small group personal training or specialized fitness programs, an individual being treated for cancer and want to participate in UW WELL-FIT Cancer exercise programs including START-FIT, STAY-FIT or LIVING-FIT, a teen battling excess weight who wants to get active with Teens In Motion, or someone who requires supervised cardiac rehabilitation like Hardy Hearts, you will benefit from the quality services offered by our certified professionals.

Research and education

We are continually developing new programs, educational opportunities and partnerships to offer greater advances in research and in promoting health in our community. For students interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience in exercise management, we offer volunteer opportunities.