The word kinesiology comes from the Greek word kinesis which means movement and logis, the second half of the word, means the study or science of movement. Essentially, Kinesiology is the science of motion.
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A kinesiologist is a medical professional and a specialist in physical activity, treatment and performance, who uses movement techniques for injury prevention.
The kinesiologist's main value is to help people discover the benefits of being physically active, and to show the pleasure in being physically active throughout life, within a framework of secure and professional intervention, supported through the kinesiologist's recognized skills.
The kinesiologist's vision is to optimize motor performance and determine level of physical capabilities for each individual to give them a taste of being physically active on a regular basis. He or She reduces the risk factors related to a sedentary lifestyle and implements conditions to improve the physical condition of the individual.
The aim for the individual is to adopt a more self determined attitude through a physically active lifestyle, on a regular basis. This is the mission of the kinesiologist!