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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. Aug. 9, 2018Exercise physiology experts dedicate research to former Kinesiology chair and AHS deanMike Sharratt

    The Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism honoured Mike Sharratt, former Kinesiology chair and Applied Health Sciences dean, by dedicating an inaugural ‘Horizon’ paper to him.

  2. May 16, 2018Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problemsStethoscope, tablet, chart

    A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.

  3. Apr. 3, 2018Standing desks may lead to lower back painMan in plaid shirt typing while standing

    Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

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