On behalf of all the members and our board I’d like to invite you to check out our information and resources to try and aid you in creating a healthier more active lifestyle, or expanding on your current one. The main goal of our website is to provide a location for our members to connect with information, each other, and stay in tune with changes in industry standards.
However, we understand that as a member of the public you may also wish to know what is going on, or simply be interested in our field. Our public page is not very detailed, but please look around at the information and resources provided and contact us with any questions or comments.
There are many Kinesiologists in Manitoba and they work in a variety of fields. Our membership consists of Kinesiologists who have completed a minimum 4-year Kinesiology/Exercise Science (or related field) degree. These degrees account for more than 3500 hours of advanced education in areas such as: human anatomy; exercise physiology; nutrition; bio-mechanics, motor-development, -learning, -control; rehabilitation; and psycho-social aspects of health and exercise adherence. In many instances, Kinesiologist also obtain additional certifications beyond the education of their degrees.
Our goal is simple, The MKA seeks to promote and advance the professional interests of all members and Kinesiologists in Manitoba. We exist to provide service to our members and represent the profession of Kinesiology in Manitoba. We seek to provide both leadership and work in collaboration with other organizations to increase awareness in the role of movement, physical activity and exercise for; injury prevention, rehabilitation, sport performance, health and chronic disease management.
Are you getting enough physical activity?
World Health Organization and Canadian guidelines recommend the following:
To achieve health benefits, adults aged 18 and older should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
Individuals looking for assistance in meeting, maintaining or surpassing this level of activity can seek out a Kinesiologist to aid in their program development. Kinesiologists possess the skills and abilities to instruct physical activity, aid in adherence and perform assessments/evaluations to ensure the most effective and efficient use of your time. From health through performance a Kinesiologist could be right for you.
Canadian Adults Meeting the New Physical Activity Guidelines