Improve your health or athletic performance with the specialized fitness training services a kinesiologist can provide.
What is a Kinesiologist?
Kinesiology is the multidisciplinary science of human movement and how it affects individuals’ health and performance. Kinesiologists study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychomotor behavior, and sociological factors, all of which contribute to your fitness and health. A kinesiology graduate is educated and prepared to focus on the impact that lifestyle and exercise have on your body.
Taking a proactive approach to health care, kinesiologists strive to improve your quality of life, promote health and wellness, and prevent and manage disease and injury. Thanks to their extensive training, they are able to assess cardio-respiratory stamina, musculo-skeletal strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
With this information, the kinesiologist designs and prescribes a tailored fitness and lifestyle plan geared toward helping you reach your unique goals.
Anyone seeking to improve overall fitness and health will benefit from seeing a kinesiologist. Kinesiology is especially helpful for high-performance athletes wanting to improve movement efficiency, and people suffering from chronic injury or disease.
Various organizations, such as the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), accredit professionals who acquire the highest level of expertise and standards in kinesiology. A CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) requires at least 2 years of accredited post-secondary education along with internal training in specific core competencies, including: exercise testing, prescription and design, motivational strategies, documentation and professionalism.
A CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP) requires a university degree and practical experience in both health-related and performance-related physical activity for non-clinical and clinical populations.
Unlike standard personal trainers, your kinesiologist is a highly trained professional who can provide proactive, holistic strategies that will help you improve your quality of life and gain control of your future health and wellness.