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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. Apr. 17, 2017Powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the jobMan lifts stretcher.

    University of Waterloo study finds moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent.

  2. Mar. 24, 2017Remembering Fran AllardFran Allard

    With sadness, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences announces that Fran Allard, retired professor in the Department of Kinesiology, died on Tuesday, March 21.

  3. Mar. 23, 2017Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitalsProfessor Heather Keller in test kitchen.

    University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. Known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), it will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don’t eat the food on their trays.

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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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