Definition of kinesiology in English:



  • [mass noun] The study of the mechanics of body movements.

    • ‘The principles of kinesiology (the study of the body in motion) will determine the most effective exercise program for a bowler.’
    • ‘She was certified in Pilates technique and studied anatomy and kinesiology at the Dance Notation Bureau in New York.’
    • ‘And the more I studied kinesiology and massage, the more I understood how the body works, the more I realized what a healing thing belly dancing is.’
    • ‘Designed with a fresh take on ergonomics, kinesiology and basic mechanical efficiency, this stuff's a fast-forward fantasy for all men who like a souped-up brand of fitness.’
    • ‘Whether it is movement therapy or kinesiology or nutrition, energetic exchange always underlies the therapeutic process.’


Late 19th century: from Greek kinēsis movement (from kinein to move) + -logy.