Kinesiology is the science of human movement, encompassing both its physical and psycho-social aspects. Through the study of the art and science of human movement, theory, evidence based research and practice related to movement, physical activity and sport. Human movement is examined from various perspectives, ranging from cellular function and adaptations from physical activity to exercise performance, rehabilitation and psycho-social aspects of sport (Kinesiology Coalition Manitoba)
Who are Kinesiologists?
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. These additional certifications provide the scope of practice and insurance coverage for a practicing Kinesiologist or Exercise Professional. Although there re many different fitness certifications which vary in amount of education received, the MKA promotes certifications and Exercise Professionals who complete certifications beyond their undergraduate degree requirements . These certifications typically include but are not limited to the following:
Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) – Kinesiologist Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) – Certified Exercise Physiologist American Collage of Sport Medicine (ACMS) – Certified Exercise Physiologist National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach