What is Kinesiology?

“Kinesiology is the science of human movement. Kinesiologists are trained professionals that apply the latest evidenced-based research to improve function, health and wellness. They apply the principles of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychomotor behaviour to improve health, function and performance. Kinesiologists are committed to enhancing quality of life through the promotion of physical activity and workplace health and safety, the prevention and management of injury, chronic disease and disability, and the overall improvement of health and performance.

What does Kinesiology mean for you?

Kinesiology can help prevent and reduce the risk factors for some of the most common serious medical conditions that affect Canadians, including coronary heart disease and diabetes. It can cut the risk of heart attacks and some types of cancer significantly. Kinesiologists also help you treat and recover from injuries. The science of kinesiology builds strong bones, joints and bodies.

It’s well-known that exercise and physical activity are key to a healthy life. Registered Kinesiologists are experts in exercise and the body’s motion, and they can help you move better, live longer and be healthier.”

When to Choose a Personal Trainer

  • If you have no known medical conditions, injuries or disabilities that are placing limitations on your ability to exercise.
  • Main goal is weight loss, toning or general health conditioning.

When to Choose a Kinesiologist

  • If you have an injury, disability or medical condition(s) and want to improve your health and fitness in a safe & progressive manner.
  • If you are undergoing medical treatment (Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, etc) and want to increase your level of fitness.
  • Have a referral from a doctor to begin active rehabilitation or work conditioning.
  • Goals are better health (inside and out), better quality of life, improved movement ability.
  • If you want to learn how to manage your condition(s) with physical activity and lifestyle changes.

(n.d.) What is Kinesiology? Retrieved September, 11, 2017 from

Click here to check out the Ontario Kinesiology Association website for more information on how training with a Registered Kinesiologist can benefit you.