High school students to get hands-on lessons in health sciences

Friday, December 4, 2015

Students from more than 50 schools across Ontario will get hands-on lessons in the science of human movement at the University of Waterloo’s annual Kinesiology Lab Days event next week.

The 1,300 in grades 11 and 12 will interact with equipment used by researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at Waterloo and learn about a wide range of topics related to human health in mini-laboratory sessions. This year's sessions include:

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Psyched-Up: Learning and Performing Movement Tasks
  • Work Those Muscles
  • Neurological Inquiries
  • Anatomical Inquiries
  • Gait and Balance
  • Injury Prevention and Ergonomics

Date: December 7 to 16, 2015

Time: Labs start each day at 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.  A morning welcome session begins at 10:15 a.m. each day in rooms 1016 and 1621 in B.C. Matthews Hall.

Location: Labs will be held in several rooms in B.C. Matthews Hall, the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion and the School of Anatomy. Room information will be available at the registration table in the B.C. Matthews Hall foyer or by calling 519-505-6258. Pay parking is available in Lot N.

The schools from Waterloo region and Guelph will attend on the following days:

  • Monday, December 7: Canadian Independent College (Baden), Southwood Secondary
  • Wednesday, December 9: Waterloo Region Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM)
  • Friday, December11: Woodland Christian High School; Eastwood Collegiate
  • Monday, December 14: Elmira DSS, Waterloo Oxford DSS
  • Wednesday, December 16: Sir John A. Macdonald, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Waterloo Region Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM)
  • Friday, December 12: Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Centre Wellington District High School

Media Contact:

Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo
519-888-4777
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
@uWaterlooNews

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