Every year, CSEP gives out a number of different awards. See the descriptions and recipients for each award listed below.
Note: The descriptions of the awards provided below are summaries. Full terms of reference for each award are available either in the page associated with that award, or upon request.
Graduate Student Award & Oral Presentation
For many years the CSEP has honoured a graduate student with an award based on their research contribution to the AGM. Up to four finalists are invited to present their research at the Graduate Student Award Symposium, scheduled for the first evening of the conference.
Until 1999, a panel of judges selected one winner from the candidate papers, and the winner was announced at the CSEP AGM. From 2000 onwards, four finalists are invited present at the Graduate Student Symposium at the CSEP AGM and the winner is selected by a panel convened by the convened by the VP-Research.
Graduate Student Award - Poster Presentation
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology seeks to recognize outstanding research conducted by its graduate student members. Each year, the society presents two Graduate Student Poster Awards in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting. Up to fifteen finalists at both the Master's and Doctoral levels are invited to present their research at the Graduate Student Poster Award Session Poster session, scheduled for Thursday afternoon of the conference.
CSEP/SCPE Undergraduate Student Award
Each Spring, the CSEP invites each Canadian university with an Undergraduate program in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, or related disciplines to present the CSEP/SCPE Undergraduate Student Award to the student graduating in that academic year with the highest standing in the scientific portion of the curriculum. The awards are presented by the university.
John Sutton Memorial Lecture
John Sutton was a longtime member of CSEP (formerly CASS) and indefatigable exercise scientist, who passed away in 1996. Starting in 1997, every CSEP AGM has featured a memorial lecture in his honour.
CSEP Young Investigator Award (sponsored by APNM)
The CSEP Young Investigator Award (YIA) is presented annually to an outstanding CSEP member who received the PhD or MD degree within the past 10 years. Any parental leave(s) taken since receiving their degree will not count towards the time limit. The individual must be acknowledged to have an excellent reputation throughout Canada and to have achieved notable international recognition. The recipient is acknowledged at the CSEP AGM and will make a special 30-minute presentation of his/her award-winning research.
CSEP Honour Award
The CSEP Honour Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to exercise physiology (encompassing physical activity, fitness, health and human performance) in Canada. One recipient is selected each year by the CSEP Presidents' Council from nominations received from CSEP members, and it is awarded at the CSEP AGM.
APNM & Presidents' Lecture
The Keynote Lecture/Tutorial is to be named and presented in honor of a past--president of CSEP and will be entitled the 'APNM --President's Lecture' in recognition of the past president's contributions to the society and to the field of exercise physiology. The recipient who honors the past-president shall give a lecture at the annual conference and will submit a review paper on the topic of the lecture to APNM within the three months of the lecture.
Professional Standards Program Recognition Award
The purpose of the Health & Fitness Program Recognition Award, awarded since 1992, is to annually honour an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the H&F Program. The Award recognizes contributions to the H&FP and fitness consulting in Canada including: committee work, leadership, H&FP delivery, and research in fitness practices/industry. One recipient is chosen each year by the selection committee, and it is awarded at the CSEP AGM.
Note: Prior to 2002, the Health & Fitness Program was known as the FACA Program.
CSEP Certified Member Award
The CSEP Professional Standards Committee will recognize the outstanding research and/or work conducted by its certified members: CSEP Certified Personal Trainers® (CSEP-CPT) and CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologists® (CSEP-CEP). The research and/or work will contribute directly to the health and fitness related industry. The CSEP Certified Member Award competition takes place annually in conjunction with the CSEP Annual General Meeting (AGM).
CSEP Mentorship Award in Honour of Dr. Enzo Cafarelli
The purpose of the CSEP Mentorship award in Honour of Enzo Cafarelli is to annually recognize a Professor or Advisor in the Exercise Science field for their dedication and mentorship to their students and/or their faculty.
Introduced in 2018, the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Fellow designation is a recognition of an academic or certified member's contributions to CSEP. This recognition is independent of contributions to the member's field of research.
The CSEP Fellow designation will recognize leaders in our society who have inspired research excellence among members or been bridge-builders strengthening the relationship between academic and professional members through significant or consistent