Leaders in movement science

With the establishment of the world's first Department of Kinesiology, the University of Waterloo was instrumental in defining the science of human movement and continues to lead the evolution of this exciting discipline.

Through understanding the cellular to societal implications of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle, our research, academic programs and services aim to optimize health, prevent injury and illness, and extend the years of high quality life.

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  1. Jan. 24, 2023Monica Maly receives Graham Seed Fund grant
    Monica Maly

    Monica Maly is one of 10 recipients of the newly launched Graham Seed Fund, which aims to strengthen the University’s health system partnerships by providing resources for collaborating directly with health providers and clinicians.

  2. Dec. 14, 2022New medical imaging technology may transform osteoarthritis assessment
    Shoulder xray

    Dr. Nikolas Knowles, a researcher in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, is studying a new imaging technology to assess shoulder osteoarthritis. 

  3. Dec. 13, 2022New partnership allows medtech startups to train surgeons
    Surgeons and others around a table in the Anatomy Lab

    A University of Waterloo teaching lab is helping the medtech community in southwestern Ontario make great strides in their medical research. The Faculty of Health’s Human Anatomy Laboratory, which is housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, offers the perfect location for surgeons to test procedures on cadaver donors.

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