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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. 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.

  2. Oct. 11, 2017Aging slows perception of fallsOlder person's hand gripping a walker.

    Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

  3. 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. 

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  1. Mar. 16, 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. Mar. 23, 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.

  3. 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.

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