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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- Sep. 12, 2019
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.
- Aug. 12, 2019
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.
- Aug. 1, 2019
Kinesiology Professor Lora Giangregorio is one of three University of Waterloo researchers to receive a 2019 spring competition grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). The findings from her project, called ‘Finding the optimal resistance training intensity for your bones: A randomized controlled trial (FORTIFY Bones),’ will help people with osteoporosis make informed decisions about exercise.