The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the principal body for physical activity, health and fitness research and personal training in Canada. We foster the generation, growth, synthesis, transfer and application of the highest quality research, education, and training related to exercise physiology and science. We are the GOLD STANDARD of health and fitness professionals dedicated to getting Canadians active safely by providing the highest quality customized and specialized physical activity and fitness programs, guidance and advice based on extensive training and evidence-based research.

Our members have extensive educational training and are the most highly qualified exercise science researchers and fitness practitioners in Canada. The CSEP Brand – “The Gold Standard in Exercise Science and Personal Training” – identifies CSEP as the scientific authority and the source of expertise in physical activity, health and fitness.

Our Commitment

CSEP is committed to upholding the highest standards in all of our activities. We provide a forum for our members to conduct innovative research, and practice their trade.

  • We protect the safety of Canadians by ensuring that they are properly informed and receive training from qualified exercise professionals.
  • We strive to lead in exercise science knowledge development, transfer, and application.
  • We ensure that our clients receive evidence informed and customized programs which meet their specialized needs and requirements.
  • We provide services and information that are supported by extensive educational training and evidence-based research.

  • We value our members and their clients and demonstrate this in every interaction with them.