Normand Boule, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
Associate Dean Graduate, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Faculty Affairs

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
Email
nboule@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-4695
Address
1-052 Li Ka Shing Centre For Research
11203 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Associate Dean Graduate, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Faculty Affairs
Email
nboule@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degrees
PhD (Kinésiology), Université Laval, 2005
MA (Sciences de l’activité physique), Université d’Ottawa, 2000
BSc (Sciences de l’activité physique), Université d’Ottawa, 1998

Background

• 2017-Present: Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2016-Present: Associate Dean (Graduate), Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2010-Present: Director of the Physical Activity and Diabetes Laboratory (PADL), Alberta Diabetes Institute and Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2010-2017: Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2004-Present: Principle Investigator, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta.

• 2004-2010: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta


Research

My research program focuses on the role of exercise in preventing and managing diabetes. The majority of my projects involve adults with type 2 diabetes and examine physiological outcomes related to glycemic control or physical fitness. 

I’m interested in the effects of different exercise types (e.g., resistance vs. aerobic), intensities (e.g., high-intensity interval training), frequencies and durations. I’m also interested in how best to combine exercise within the context of other diabetes therapies. For example, we have recently examined ways to better combined exercise with specific glucose lowering medications.

In addition to physiological investigations and small clinical trials, I appreciate employing systematic reviews and meta-analyses (i.e., statistical techniques for combining the findings from independent studies) as a cost-effective research tool.


Teaching

PEDS 100: Human Anatomy
PEDS 334: Physical Activity, Nutrition and Energy Balance
PEDS 434: Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Management


Courses

KIN 100 - Human Anatomy

Introductory study of human anatomy. Students learn structural and functional components of selected systems of the human body. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 100 or PEDS 100.

Fall Term 2020
KIN 399A - Research Project

Directed research done under the supervision of an academic member in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation or approved research affiliate. Normally for students in their third year of study. Prerequisite: KIN 209 or 409 and consent of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs). Students must arrange a project with an academic staff member or approved research affiliate. Enrolment is limited and preference will be given to students with GPA of 3.0 and above on their most recent *30.

Fall Term 2020
KIN 399B - Research Project

Directed research done under the supervision of an academic member in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation or approved research affiliate. Normally for students in their third year of study. Prerequisite: KIN 209 or 409 and consent of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs). Students must arrange a project with an academic staff member or approved research affiliate. Enrolment is limited and preference will be given to students with GPA of 3.0 and above on their most recent *30.

Winter Term 2021

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