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. Feb. 11, 2021New Investigator Award will allow Kinesiology neuroscientist to research Parkinson’s
    Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens.

    Professor Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens has received a New Investigator Award from Parkinson Canada, worth $90,000 over two years. The funding will support further study of how anxiety contributes to freezing of gait in order to develop technological solutions to predict freezing in advance.

  3. Feb. 8, 2021Kinesiology Master’s student wins a Cansbridge Fellowship
    Cindy Wei.

    Cindy Wei, an MSc student in the Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as the first student from the Faculty of Health to win a Cansbridge Fellowship.

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