Waterloo celebrates 40th anniversary of Kinesiology Lab Days

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
High school students watch a demonstration in a lab.
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 4 to 13.
The Department of Kinesiology within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Waterloo coordinates the event, which was established 40 years ago as an introduction to the new discipline of kinesiology—the science of human movement. Since then, it has served as an educational resource to hundreds of high school teachers across the province working with kinesiology, biology, and exercise science curricula.
This year, students in grades 11 and 12 from 50 schools will learn about a wide range of topics related to human health and movement in mini-laboratory sessions. Students 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 topics include:
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Psyched-Up: Learning and Performing Movement Tasks
  • Work Those Muscles
  • Neurological Inquiries
  • Anatomical Inquiries
  • Gait and Posture
  • Ergonomics

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. Labs will be held in several rooms in B.C. Matthews Hall and the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion.