Kinesiology came from the Greek word “kinesis” which means “movement” and “logia” which means “study”. This term was coined in 1854 by Carl August Georgii, a Swedish medical gymnast and kinesiologist. It is the science of both non-human and human body movement. It comprises principles on motion, physiology, neuroscience, psychology, biomechanical dynamics, and other related studies. This study is closely associated with physical therapy, sports psychology, occupational therapy, electrophysiology, mechanical engineering, and other allied sciences. For instance, kinesiologists may work with occupational therapists in rehabilitation clinics; may be consulted regarding employees’ health and safety, and may work as coaches in fitness facilities.

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