WHAT IS ACADEMIA IN KINESIOLOGY?

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance is excited to provide you – researchers and academics – with news of tailored opportunities, support and recognition. The CKA has been working to identify how to best unify and support kinesiology researchers and academics across Canada. This has led to the initial establishment of

  • a CKA Academia eNewsletter,
  • a CKA academia affiliation,
  • a research and academia working committee and
  • the preliminary steps for developing a Kinesiology Foundation.

As the kinesiology profession continues to grow and establish itself across Canada, the CKA recognizes the foundational role that kinesiology researchers and academics provide through their work, which results in the quality knowledge, skills, and professionalism of Kinesiologists.

 

CKA Academia 

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance has established an academia affiliation for researchers and academics who wish to unify the voice of kinesiology across Canada.

The academia affiliation is open to individuals who do not practise kinesiology and:

  • are enrolled in a course of study leading to a master’s or doctoral degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada that is recognized by the Board,
  • are researchers or academics in the field of kinesiology or
  • are, or were, employed as a professor/lecturer or faculty member of a post-secondary educational institution in Canada that is recognized by the Board, in a faculty or department that offers courses in kinesiology, human kinetics and related subjects.

Through this membership, researchers will have a stronger presence and voice in the advancement of kinesiology research, the kinesiology profession and the kinesiology degree across Canada.

Through establishing a CKA academia membership program, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance seeks to unify the voice of kinesiology researchers and professionals. Researchers and academics will benefit from the CKA’s goal of connecting the professional fields and promoting and advancing resources and networking opportunities. 

Affiliation is for researchers in kinesiology and its directly related fields: biomechanics, health psychology, physiology, nutrition, assistive technology, computer science, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, biology, physics, chemistry and others that impact the advancement of kinesiology research, knowledge of the human body, and skills for practising professionals. Affiliated researchers and academics will be encouraged to participate in order to support their services and knowledge.

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CKA Research and Academia Working Committee

With the move to better support researchers and academics, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance has established a research and academia working committee. The CKA R&A Committee is currently seeking interested candidates.

Researchers and academics are leaders in advancing understanding of the human body, movement and health. This working committee will foster connection of kinesiology researchers throughout the multidisciplinary field of the profession, support translation of research to practice, and expand public awareness of the impact of kinesiology on the health of Canadians.

This is a great opportunity for researchers and academics to be involved in supporting research in all fields of kinesiology, improving career development for researchers, and translating knowledge to the professional practice of kinesiology.

Purpose/Vision of the committee

  • To promote and foster high-quality research that is applicable to the practice of kinesiology, the education of Kinesiologists and the innovation of the profession
  • To establish a firm scientific knowledge base for the purpose of delivering more effective kinesiology practice and enhancing patient services

Responsibilities of the committee

  • To establish our kinesiology researchers as the leaders in evidence-based science advancing the understanding of the human body, human movement and human health, from the cellular to societal level
  • To promote how research helps practising Kinesiologists, the public and policy-makers improve the health outcomes of Canadians

Proposed frequency of meetings

  • Quarterly or more frequently if required

Prerequisites

  • Be a CKA Academia Affiliate in good standing
  • Sign a volunteer agreement on confidentiality