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.

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Discover your fit

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

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Research excellence

Our mission is to optimize health and performance and prevent injury and illness through an understanding of human movement. Our interdisciplinary approach embodies both biophysical and social sciences to address issues from molecular reactions to personal attitudes.

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Explore faculty, research and postdoctoral positions in the Faculty of Health, including the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

2024 Aftab Patla Memorial Cup Hockey Game

The Aftab Patla Memorial Cup Hockey Game involves participation from undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty, both on the ice and in the stands. It was created in honour of Dr. Aftab Patla, a faculty member here in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences who passed away in 2007.