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. May 17, 2019Kinesiology student named 2019 Vanier Scholar
    Steven Pretty assessing a patient using medical equipment

    The Faculty of Applied Health Science congratulates Kinesiology PhD candidate Steven Pretty, who is one of three University of Waterloo doctoral studies students named Vanier Canada G

  2. May 14, 2019Low-tech footrest can help prevent lower-back pain
    Person using footrest while standing at desk

    People who stand at work for long periods of time might be able to avoid lower back pain by intermittently using a footrest, says a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Mar. 28, 2019Virtual reality games could recalibrate neurological disorders
    Child 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.

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