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.

About Waterloo's Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences →

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.

Research subject in falls lab wearing harness and motion capture markers.

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.

Explore our research →

Work for Kinesiology and Health Sciences

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

Explore employment opportunities →


A new study finds that dynamic sitting (involving movement in a chair with a rotating seat pan) increases lower spine movement without negatively impacting posture or evoking pain.

A new study predicts motorcycle riding postures using digital human software, finding that shorter and taller statured individuals are more vulnerable to discomfort.