Definition of kinesiology
: the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement
kinesiologistplay \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈä-lə-jist, kī-, -zē-\ noun
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Kinesiologists study the acquisition of motor skills, the mechanical aspects of movement, and the body's responses to physical activity. A kinesiologist may work in a public-school fitness program, design exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, or work with patients recovering from disease, accidents, and surgery. As a field of research, kinesiology focuses particularly on the mechanics of muscular activity.
Origin and Etymology of kinesiology
First Known Use: 1894
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