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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. Sep. 13, 2017New research chair in mobility and aging

    The Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA) announced the appointment of Professor Lora Giangregorio as the new Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging. 

  2. Sep. 8, 2017Researcher named Fellow of International Ergonomics Association

    Professor Richard Wells was named a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) at the annual National Council Meeting in Singapore last week.

  3. Aug. 16, 2017Researchers awarded infrastructure funding

    Two Kinesiology professors are among 10 researchers at the University of Waterloo who will receive $792,614 for infrastructure to support research.

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  1. Dec. 6, 2017Kinesiology Lab Days 2017High school students using cycle ergometer in lab.

    Kinesiology Lab Days is an annual high school outreach event featuring a one-day program of mini-laboratory sessions on assessing, treating, and preventing movement-related illness and injury for classes that have pre-registered with the Department.

  2. Dec. 7, 2017Kinesiology Lab Days 2017High school students using cycle ergometer in lab.

    Kinesiology Lab Days is an annual high school outreach event featuring a one-day program of mini-laboratory sessions on assessing, treating, and preventing movement-related illness and injury for classes that have pre-registered with the Department.

  3. Dec. 8, 2017Kinesiology Lab Days 2017High school students using cycle ergometer in lab.

    Kinesiology Lab Days is an annual high school outreach event featuring a one-day program of mini-laboratory sessions on assessing, treating, and preventing movement-related illness and injury for classes that have pre-registered with the Department.

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