The Profession

The Profession

The title of Professional Kinesiologist in Alberta is granted by the AKA to graduates of an accredited university degree program. Members must use the approved title of “Professional Kinesiologist” or the designation of PKin when providing services.

Professional Kinesiologists provide services through the application of the science of human movement and deliver quality solutions through prevention, objective assessment, and evidence based intervention.


The following outlines some typical assessments performed by Professional Kinesiologists:

  • Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • Strength and Endurance Testing
  • Physical Capacity Evaluation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Assistive Devices Utilization
  • Physical Demands Analysis
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Critical Task Inventory & Verification
  • Task Analysis
  • In-Home Assessments
  • Transferable Skills Analysis
  • Gait Assessment/Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Psychomotor Testing

The following outlines the typical services provided by Professional Kinesiologists to individuals with soft tissue injuries:

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Strength and Endurance Exercises
  • Cardiovascular Exercises
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Education
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening
  • Work Conditioning
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Biofeedback, Surface E.M.G.
  • Assistive Devices Utilization
  • Medical-Legal Consultation
  • Adapted Design
  • Critical Task Inventory & Verification
  • RTW Programs
  • Case Management
  • Claims Consultation
  • Job Coaching/Shadowing

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