About the Ontario Kinesiology Association
We are the voice for Kinesiologists in Ontario.
The Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) represents and advocates for Kinesiologists in Ontario. Actively working on behalf of its members, the OKA is dedicated to promoting Kinesiology as an integral part of Ontario's healthcare team, and workplace health and safety system.
The vision of the OKA is to have Kinesiologists recognized as the authority on human movement and the preferred provider of practical, applied and effective solutions for the prevention and management of injury, disability and chronic disease, and the improvement of overall health and performance.
Our three pillars of Kinesiology include:
- Prevention: Kinesiologists are leaders in the prevention of injury, disability and chronic disease.
- Management: Kinesiologists use exercise in the management of injury, disability and chronic disease.
- Performance: Kinesiologists are devoted to improving performance, health, and overall quality of life.
The Ontario Kinesiology Association was incorporated as the Ontario Association of Applied Kinesiology in May 1982, as a non-profit corporation without share capital. Today, the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) has over 1,400 members.
The OKA currently engages in advocacy work on behalf of its members. We also serve to promote the profession of kinesiology to the general public, third party payers, and other healthcare providers.
We are committed to providing leadership in the prevention of injury and chronic disease in Ontario.
We are dedicated to promoting Kinesiology as an integral part of Ontario's healthcare team.
We actively seek new opportunities to raise the profile/status of the profession.
We collaborate with other organizations to highlight the importance of movement and exercise in the health and well being of Ontarians.
The official scope of practice for kinesiologists as outlined in the Kinesiology Act is as follows:
The practice of kinesiology is the assessment of human movement and performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance. 2007, c. 10, Sched. O, s. 3.