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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. Mar. 12, 2018Laura Middleton earns Early Researcher Award

    Laura Middleton in the Department of Kinesiology is one of two researchers in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences to r

  2. Feb. 28, 2018New funding supports development of fall prevention technology for older adults

    An interdisciplinary research team from University of Waterloo Faculties of Engineering and Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging will be testing a method to help prevent falls in older adults, enabled by a $50,000 Spark Program grant from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

  3. Dec. 4, 2017Women are naturally more fit than men

    Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

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  1. Mar. 24, 2018UW KINnection

    This is a free two-hour assessment. See below for dates, times and registration.

    Do you have osteoarthritis, low bone mineral density or osteoporosis?

    Participate in an interactive event with kinesiology students at the University of Waterloo!

    Sign up for a two-hour one-on-one session with a kinesiologist in training, where they will assess your physical function, strength, posture, and balance, and teach you some new strength and balance exercises. You will go home with your results and a booklet on exercise from Osteoporosis Canada. If you have attended in the past, we can progress your exercises or teach you new ones. This event does not replace consultation with a health care provider or certified exercise professional. It is an opportunity for our kinesiology students to practice their skills.

  2. Apr. 7, 20182018 University of Waterloo Brain BeeBrain Bee logo.

    The University of Waterloo Brain Bee, hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, is a competition for students in grades 9 through 12 in the Region of Waterloo. Competitors answer questions about the brain and neuroscience, with the winner proceeding to the national brain bee competition.

  3. Apr. 25, 2018Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) 2018

    SoAR is a one-day event for graduate students to present on and dialogue about aging research with fellow students, faculty and research partners!

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