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Where does Kinesiology comes from?

 

HISTORY of KINESOLOGY IN CANADA

The CKA… It’s Been A Long Time Coming In taking a historical look back at the development of the profession of Kinesiology in Canada and ultimately, culminating in the development of the Canadian Kinesiology Association we can recognize that it has actually happened in a relatively short period of time. 

Here is the CKA Newsletter of 2000 - the History of Kinesiology in Canada and how it all began for CKA and one PKA at a time.

FACT SHEET on KINESOLOGY IN CANADA

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HISTORY of KINESOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA

What is the origin of the kinesiology profession in North America? Simon Fraser University opened in 1967, with the first interdisciplinary kinesiology program in North America (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology). Apparently, kinesiology was well-established in Australia and may have been at the forefront well before Canada was. It is believed the US was likely to have a focus in kinesiology prior to Canada as well.

Read the exerpt
Jaime Schultz, “History of Kinesiology”, in Foundations of Kinesiology, ed. Carole A. Oglesby, Kim Henige, Douglas W. McLaughlin, and Belinda Stillwell. Burlington, MA: Jones and Partlett, 2018, 41-52