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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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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).

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  1. Apr. 27, 2018KIN@50

    Looking back, moving forward

    Celebrating the science and practice of Kinesiology

    Keynote speaker: Ron Zernicke, PhD University of Michigan

    Title: Skeletal Adaptation: Synthesis and Beyond

    Presentations, posters, banquet and professional development sessions

    Date:

  2. Apr. 28, 2018KIN@50

    Looking back, moving forward

    Celebrating the science and practice of Kinesiology

    Keynote speaker: Ron Zernicke, PhD University of Michigan

    Title: Skeletal Adaptation: Synthesis and Beyond

    Presentations, posters, banquet and professional development sessions

    Date:

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