High school students to get hands-on lessons in human health

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Over the next week, more than 1,300 high school students from across Ontario will participate in the University of Waterloo’s annual Kinesiology Lab Days event running from December 3 to 12.

Students in grade 11 and 12 from 50 schools will learn about a wide range of topics related to human health and movement in mini-laboratory sessions run by the Department in Kinesiology.  Participants will have hands-on opportunities to interact with equipment used in Waterloo’s state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories.  This year's lab sessions include:

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Psyched-Up: Learning and Performing Movement Tasks
  • Work Those Muscles
  • Neurological Inquiries
  • Anatomical Inquiries
  • Gait and Balance
  • Injury Prevention and Ergonomics

Waterloo Region and Guelph schools are scheduled to attend on the following days:

  • Wednesday, December 3: Sir John A MacDonald Secondary School
  • Friday, December 5: Eastwood Collegiate Institute, Grand River Collegiate Institute, Southwood Secondary School
  • Monday, December 8: Waterloo Collegiate Institute
  • Tuesday, December 9: Galt Collegiate Institute
  • Wednesday, December 10: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School
  • Friday, December 12: Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Centre Wellington District High School

When: December 3 to 12, 2014.

Labs start each day at 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.  A morning welcome session begins at 10:15 a.m. each day in B.C. Matthews Hall 1016 and 1621.

Where: Labs will be held in several rooms in B.C. Matthews Hall, the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion and the School of Anatomy. Room information will be available at the registration table in the B.C. Matthews Hall foyer or by calling 519-505-6258. Pay parking is available in Lot N.


Media Contact

Nick Manning
University of Waterloo