Kerry Courneya, PhD
I am a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer. I Direct the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory and Fitness Center.
PhD (1992), Kinesiology, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
MA (1989), Kinesiology, Western University, London, ON, Canada
B.A.hons. (1987), Kinesiology, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
07/2000 – present:
Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Director, Behavioural Medicine Laboratory and Fitness Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Scientific Staff Member, Cross Cancer Institute Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Research Associate, Centre for Health Promotions Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliated Scientist, Center for Behavioral Research and Program Evaluation, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, and Adjunct
Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Part Time Instructor, Faculty of Physical Education and Athletics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
My research program focuses on the role of exercise after a cancer diagnosis (i.e., exercise oncology) including how exercise may help cancer patients prepare for treatments (prehablitation), tolerate and respond to treatments, recover after treatments (rehabilitation), and improve long-term survival. My main research interests include studying: (a) the effects of exercise on health-related fitness outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, and clinical cancer outcomes, (b) the determinants of exercise in cancer survivors, and (c) behavior change interventions to increase exercise in cancer survivors. Study designs of interest include randomized controlled trials, other intervention trials, prospective cohort studies, and cross-sectional surveys.
KSR434: Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Management
KSR545: Physical Activity and Cancer
The role of physical activity in the management of chronic diseases will be discussed. Chronic diseases will include: metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, as well as cancer. The implications of pathophysiology in performing safe/effective exercise prescription and evaluation will be considered. Physical activity guidelines will be examined within the context of other clinical practice guidelines (e.g., pharmacology). Prerequisite or corequisite: KIN 334. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 434 or PEDS 434.