Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include: biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; and sport and exercise. Individuals who have earned degrees in kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, clinical settings, and in industrial environments. Studies of human and animal motion include measures from motion tracking systems, electrophysiology of muscle and brain activity, various methods for monitoring physiological function, and other behavioral and cognitive research techniques.

 

Pronunciation

Noun
1. The study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans. 
2. The application of the principles of kinesiology to the evaluation and treatment of muscular imbalance or derangement.
ETYMOLOGY: [Greek: kin sis , movement, + -logos , study]

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