Kinesiologists study and research the movement of the body; its muscles and parts. They analyse and use scientific data and methods to improve body motion, generally in humans, through an understanding of such areas as physiology, kinetics, neurology, and biology. They recognise the effects that some factors, such as body condition, have on motion and develop solutions to improve overall mechanics and mobility.

Alternative label

  • exercise research scientist

  • exercise science researcher

  • kinesiologists

  • biomechanical kinesiologist

  • exercise scientist

  • kinesiology scientist

  • exercise kinesiologist

  • exercise researcher

  • kinesiology researcher

  • kinesiology science researcher

  • psychomotor kinesiologist

  • kinesiology research scientist

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