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. 27, 2020Coronavirus update

    Stay up-to-date with the latest information and advisories on the coronavirus.

    Faculty members are also available to comment in media on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. July 2, 2020Q and A with the experts: The psychology of the return of major league sports
    Soccer player heads ball in empty stadium.

    What is the mental toll of asking players and staff in major league sports to risk their lives for our entertainment?

    We talked to sports mental performance consultant Wade Wilson in the Department of Kinesiology to help us understand some of the risks of convening the major leagues to play again.

  3. June 4, 2020Statement from the Dean on anti-Black racism

    The events of the last two weeks have brought to the foreground issues of racism against Black people in a way that we don’t always see. As a Faculty, we have begun to reflect on our own actions, inactions and systemic biases. We acknowledge that we come up short and that we desire to do better. In Applied Health Sciences, we are committed to recognizing and respecting lived experiences and we continue to work toward a world where equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. Our Faculty prides itself for being ‘people people,’ and we take this commitment to heart.

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