High school students get hands-on lessons in science of human movement

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

More than 1,700 students in grades 11 and 12 from across Ontario will participate in the University of Waterloo’s annual Kinesiology Lab Days running from December 7 to 16.

Kinesiology Lab Days introduce teens to the science behind assessing, treating and preventing movement-related illness and injury.  Students will have hands-on opportunities such as handling human skulls, riding a cycle ergometer, and applying athletic tape to classmates in Waterloo’s state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories.

DATE: December 7 to 16, 2016
TIME: Labs start each day at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Labs will be held in several rooms in B.C. Matthews Hall, Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion and the AHS Expansion Building. Room information will be available at the registration table in the AHS Expansion Building foyer or by calling 519-888-4567, ext. 32968.
PARKING: Pay-parking in Lot M

Kinesiology Lab Days were established 43 years ago as an introduction to the new discipline of kinesiology— the science of human movement.

Participating schools include: Bishop Macdonell Catholic Secondary School, Elmira District Secondary School, Huron Heights Secondary School, Mary’s Catholic High School, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Secondary School, Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School, St. Michael Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo Catholic District School Board Enrichment.

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Media contact

Jennifer Ross
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 x30547
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
@uWaterlooNews

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