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. Mar. 28, 2019Virtual reality games could recalibrate neurological disordersChild looking through VR goggles while others look on

    Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

  2. Feb. 27, 2019Variety necessary to bring anxiety-reducing meditation to university classroomsAttentive students in large classroom

    Variety may be the key to encouraging large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Feb. 19, 2019How to make the pushup work for youMale doing tricep pushup

    If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the pushup is for you.

    The pushup is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified pushup, called a ‘pushup plus.’

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