Who are Kins?

As University-educated health professionals, Kinesiologists apply exercise and movement science to promote health and wellbeing; prevent, manage and rehabilitate injuries; treat illness and chronic disease; restore function, and optimize human performance in the workplace, clinical settings, sport and fitness.

Whereas the term "kinesiologist" is neither a licensed nor professional designation in most countries, in Canada this is changing rapidly. Since 2013, kinesiology is a regulated health profession in Canada with the establishment of the College of Kinesiology of Ontario (CKO). Similar proposals have been made in other jurisdictions and will soon be legislated in 3 other provinces.

Kinesiologist is a profesionnal recognized under NOC National Occupational Classification issued by Statistics Canada: 3144 - Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

Health Promotion

Kinesiologists working in the health promotion industry focus on working with individuals to enhance the health, fitness, and well-being of the individual. Kinesiologists can be found working in fitness facilities, personal training/corporate wellness facilities, and industry.



Kinesiologists work with individuals with disabling and often chronic conditions to assist in regaining their optimal physical functions. They work with individuals in their homes, fitness facilities, rehabilitation clinics, and in the workplace.



Kinesiologists work in industry to assess suitability of design of work environments and provide expert advice for modifications and assistive devices to maximize productivity.


Health and Safety

Kinesiologists are professionally involved in industrial and commercial settings to identify hazards and provide recommendations and solutions to optimize the health and safety of workers.


Disability Management/Case Coordination

Kinesiologists recommend and provide plans of action related to injured persons and their goals to regain optimal physical function.



Kinesiologists are often active contributors to research and innovation in all areas of human movement.


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