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. Aug. 1, 2019New CIHR grant to study exercise for osteoporosis
    Lora Giangregorio

    Kinesiology Professor Lora Giangregorio is one of three University of Waterloo researchers to receive a 2019 spring competition grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). The findings from her project, called ‘Finding the optimal resistance training intensity for your bones: A randomized controlled trial (FORTIFY Bones),’ will help people with osteoporosis make informed decisions about exercise. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

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