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The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / L’Alliance canadienne de kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is a non-profit corporation that advocates and promotes the advancement of the profession of kinesiology in Canada. The CKA / ACK strives to be recognized as the unifying voice for the profession of kinesiology in Canada, and to have a positive impact on Canadians. Kinesiologists provide services to improve human movement and deliver quality solutions through prevention, objective assessment, and evidence-based interventions.

On a national level, the CKA / ACK represents seven provincial kinesiology associations (PKAs) that are member associations and over 3,500 affiliated Kinesiologists by developing progressive partnerships with other national organizations, providing support to effect positive change within government and public policy, and by promoting the science of Kinesiology. The CKA / ACK advances our member associations, PKAs, by facilitating national and interprovincial communication and partnerships and by supporting and encouraging ongoing development of PKAs. The CKA / ACK establishes and promotes the standards of the profession across Canada.

Kinesiologist – The Human Movement Specialist


Latest News

Happy New Year / Bonne année !

January 01 2018

May 2018 be good and happy for all of you! Que l'année 2018 soit bonne et heureuse pour vous tous!

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National Kinesiology Week 2017 reached 1million people!

November 27 2017

As part of the National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit,  from November 13 to 19, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) reached 1 million people. Canadians of the amazing healing power of physical activity. Kinesiologists invited Canadians to take a proactive role in chronic disease management and to ask referrals from their doctor for a physical activity. More than 50 activities were happening during National Kinesiology Week. The economic impact of inactivity and its 89$ billion per year cost to healthcare makes kinsiology part of the solution. Kinesiologists can help. Our thanks are extend to all who participated and to the following groups for their active and ongoing participation throughout the process. See you next year!


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Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low- Vs. High-Load Resistance Training

November 20 2017

Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low- Vs. High-Load Resistance Training

Ref: Schoenfeld, B. J., Grgic, J., Ogborn, D., & Krieger, J. W. (2017). Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low-vs. High-Load Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 31(12).

Adaptation : Alexandre Paré - M.Sc.,CSCS. Kinésiologue

Introduction and Context

Current muscle training guidelines support that loads greater than 70% of 1RM are needed to maximize muscle strength and hypertrophy adjustments (ACSM, 2009). Similarly, the "RM continuum" asserts that gains in maximum strength are optimal with loads of 1-5 RM and that gains in hypertrophy are best achieved with charges of 6-12 RM (Bachle, 2008).

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Latest Events

Kinesiology, a profession that meets expectations

December 12 2017

Date: May 3, 2018

On this 30th anniversary, the committee wishes to organize a congress that meets the expectations of kinesiologists. This year, it is in the Greater Québec City area, under the theme "Kinesiology, a profession that meets expectations". The Congress will be held at the Lévis Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Growing a Business for Health Professionals

December 12 2017

Date: Jan. 26th, 2018

Time: 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

Location: SFU Harbour Centre Campus

The seminar offers resources for early entrepreneurs and those established, but wanting to fine tune. Dr. Geoffrey T. Desmoulin, PhD, RKin, President of GTD Engineering, and host of television's "Deadliest Warrior" is bringing his expertise in business management to a one-day course where you will learn the foundations of a successful company.



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Quebec General Summit in 2018

December 11 2017

DATE: To be announced

The FKQ in action: Excellent meeting with the Quebec National Council of Kinesiology on the announced work relating to the General Summit – États généraux  - to be held next year. Great reflection begins!



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Provincial Kinesiology Associations



British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists
Alberta Kinesiology Association 
Manitoba Kinesiology Association 
Ontario Kinesiology Association 
Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec 
New Brunswick Kinesiology Association 
Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association