kinesiology

play
noun ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈä-lə-jē, kī-, -zē-\

Definition of kinesiology

  1. :  the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

kinesiologist

play play \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈä-lə-jist, kī-, -zē-\ noun

Did You Know?

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

Greek kinēsis


First Known Use: 1894

Other Physiology Terms


Medical Dictionary

kinesiology

play play
noun ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈäl-ə-jē, kī-, -zē-\

Medical Definition of kinesiology

plural

kinesiologies

  1. :  the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

kinesiologic

\-ō-ˈläj-ik\play or

kinesiological

\-i-kəl\play adjective

Learn More about kinesiology


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up kinesiology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an exhausted condition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!