Who are kinesiologists?

Who are kinesiologists?


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.

As such, in Ontario, only those registered with the College can call themselves kinesiologists.

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. Kinesiologits 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.