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. June 21, 2019Kinesiology researchers work with astronauts to study aging and cardiovascular health
    David Saint-Jacques waving from the ISS

    Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth in a few days after more than six months in space. Using data obtained from Saint-Jacques during his space mission, a Waterloo research team is helping to develop strategies for healthy aging here on Earth.

  2. June 14, 2019Kinesiology researchers renewed as Canada Research Chairs
    Professor Callaghan and Professor Dickerson

    Two researchers in the Department of Kinesiology have been renewed as Canada Research Chairs:

  3. 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

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