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. Apr. 21, 2022Heather Keller receives career recognition award
    Heather Keller in research kitchen

    Heather Keller, a Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor, has received a career recognition award from the Canadian Nutrition Society: the Earle Willard McHenry Award for Distinguished Service in Nutrition. This award recognizes her 10+ years working to improve hospital care of malnourished patients in Canada.

  2. Apr. 7, 2022Paolo Dominelli receives New Frontiers in Research funding
    Paolo Dominelli

    Paolo Dominellia professor in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, was one of two researchers in the Faculty of Health to receive funding from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF).

  3. Jan. 20, 2022Aerobic fitness of elite soccer players linked to player positions
    Soccer player heads ball in empty stadium.

    Researchers have linked the fitness of elite soccer players to the positions they play. The ability to make this assessment can help coaches regulate individual training loads based on player position.

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