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. Sep. 17, 2019Michael Barnett-Cowan receives Early Researcher Award
    Michael Barnett-Cowan

    Kinesiology Professor Michael Barnett-Cowan is one of 11 University of Waterloo researchers to receive an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario government to advance Ontario’s k

  2. Sep. 12, 2019Remembering Donald Ranney
    Dr. Donald Ranney with students in anatomy lab.

    Donald A. Ranney, professor emeritus in Waterloo Department of Kinesiology, passed away on September 9 at the age of 87. Ranney established the University of Waterloo's School of Anatomy and taught thousands of students during his twenty year career at Waterloo.

  3. Aug. 12, 2019Kinesiology researcher receives infrastructure award
    Paolo Dominelli

    Kinesiology Professor Paolo Dominelli has received $100,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for his integrative physiology laboratory to study sex differences during exercise.

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