We established Kinesiology Lab Days more than 40 years ago as an introduction to the then relatively new field of kinesiology — the science of human movement. Since then, the University of Waterloo has established itself as an international leader in kinesiology research and education.
Though we weren't able to welcome high school students to our in-person labs in December 2020, we embraced the opportunity to bring our labs into classrooms through three virtual kinesiology labs in November and December.
Recognizing the challenges educators continue to face with ongoing COVID restrictions, we're extending access to the labs until April 30, 2021.
To access the labs, please register by April 23, 2021.
Work those muscles!
Don't miss a beat!
Ready, set, neuro!
Ab-ove average core
A strong core is more than a six pack! In this lab, students will test their knowledge and strength in activities and experiments focused on challenging their core. Students will learn how integral the core strength is to everyday life.
Centre of attention
Are you a pro at multitasking? We challenge students to assess how much brainpower it takes to perform tasks that are considered automatic. In this lab, students will gain knowledge about motor learning, automaticity, and attention.
A balancing act
How good is your balance? In this lab, students will discuss how different sensory inputs help us maintain our balance under static and dynamic conditions. We’ll quantify our balance and gait control during various challenges while standing and walking.