Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about Kinesiology and the qualifications of Kinesiologists.
What is a Kinesiologist?
As experts in the science of human movement, Kinesiologists are recognized as an authority and a 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.
What are some of the ways a Kinesiologist can help my organization?
- Kinesiologists work with organizations to develop and deliver occupational health, safety, wellness, ergonomics and disability management programs and services to improve employee well being and productivity and reduce disability claims and associated claims costs.
- Kinesiologists assess jobs and identify and implement ways to lower health and safety risk.
- Kinesiologists assess abilities of employees, remove barriers and facilitate return to work or function.
- Kinesiologists apply exercise science to rehabilitate individuals.
- Kinesiologists improve fitness, sport performance, promote active lifestyles and lifestyle habits integral to a healthy Canada.
- Kinesiologists lead injury and disease prevention and wellness initiatives.
- Kinesiologists conduct research to advance and optimize the outcomes of the profession on personal, community and workplace health.
Are Kinesiologists licensed healthcare professionals?
Yes. On April 1, 2013 Kinesiologists became licensed professionals in the Province of Ontario. The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario is the body responsible for the licensing of individual kinesiologists in the province. The College will ensure standards of practice are adhered to, and will provide a recourse for the general public in the event of a complaint against a licensed kinesiologist.
What education do Kinesiologists have?
Kinesiologists require a four year university Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent from a kinesiology, human kinetics or kinanthropology program. Once a degree is obtained, one may apply to the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario in order to quality to become a Registered Kinesiologist. Continuing education is required and overseen by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.