CSEP Fellows

Introduced in 2018, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Fellow designation is a recognition of an academic or certified member's contribution 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 service.

For more information about Fellowship Nominations, visit the Fellows Terms of Reference

The Fellows Program Booklet


Angelo Belcastro, Ph.D.

York University, Toronto, ON
CSEP Academic

CASS (CSEP) President, President Elect, 1986-1990, CSEP Honour Award Recipient, 1998, Chair, CSEP Fitness Appraisal Certification and Accreditation (FACA) Program, 1997-1999.

Over five decades of CASS/CSEP membership, Dr. Belcastro has inspired leadership among CASS/CSEP members, contributed to initiatives that bridged Academic discovery to exercise prescription guideline development supporting professional member’s scope of practice, and thereby facilitated CSEP’s mission by impacting the health of Canadian Communities. As a tireless volunteer, his guidance and exceptional leadership qualities have not only served the Society, but encouraged others to become members, and members to become more involved. It is this kind of dynamic contribution and commitment that makes Dr. Belcastro a worthy recipient of the distinction of CSEP Fellow.




Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., O.C.

Human Genomics Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, Baton Rouge, LA
CSEP Emeritus

CASS (CSEP) President-elect, President, 1985-1986 CSEP Honour Award Recipient, 1988.

A CSEP founding member, Dr. Bouchard has served on countless committees, consensus panels and both national international studies. Not only is he one of the most prolific and visible exercise scientists of our generation, but his mentorship and leadership of more than 75 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows means that his work will continue to influence great research in field of exercise science for many generations to come.





Jonathon Fowles, Ph.D

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist®

Chair, CSEP Health and Fitness Program (H&FP), 2010-2012 CSEP Professional Standards Program® Recognition Award, 2015.

Dr. Fowles has loyally advocated for CSEP as the gold standard of exercise science and training in Canada and epitomizes the CSEP mission statement by tirelessly advocating for recognition of the value of CSEP members in promoting fitness, performance, and health outcomes for all Canadians. He is recognized Canada wide by students, academics, health professionals, and policy makers for his dedication to exercise science and the CSEP values.





Audrey Hicks, Ph.D

McMaster University, Hamilton ON
CSEP Academic

CSEP President, President Elect, 2007-2011, CSEP Honour Award Recipient, 2018

Dr. Hicks is a leading advocate for the advancement of exercise science in Canada. Her tireless work in support of this passion has served to promote CSEP and its members in more ways than one can count. Her contributions to her community, her reputation as a researcher, and her dedication to the Society make her a model recipient of this distinction.






Brian MacIntosh, Ph.D

University of Calgary, Calgary AB
CSEP Academic

Dr. MacIntosh’s service to CSEP can be compared to few. Not only has his research and leadership led to many individuals becoming and remaining members of CSEP, but his example of excellence in his field has been influential in developing and strengthening the research in Canada and abroad in the area of exercise physiology. For his strong commitment to the society, it gives me great pleasure to nominate Dr. Brian MacIntosh as a CSEP Fellow.






Roy Shephard, Ph.D, M.D, O.C

Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Toronto ON
CSEP Emeritus

Dr Shephard has trained countless students and there is likely not a CSEP member who has not cited his work. As a founding member of the organization, and in his fifty years of dedicated service to CSEP and the global exercise science community, Dr. Shephard is uniquely deserving of being an inaugural recipient of the distinction of CSEP Fellow.




Mark Tremblay, Ph.D

Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO-HALO)
CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist®

As both an eminently qualified health scientist and long-standing, dedicated advocate for CSEP, Dr. Tremblay surpasses the criteria for CSEP Fellow in every respect. He has demonstrated significant leadership in CSEP committee work, ground-breaking research, guidelines development, and scientific advocacy. I can think of no other person in Canada that has had such a tremendous impact over the last decade, both on behalf of CSEP and for exercise scientists around the world.


Lori Zehr, MSc

Camosun College, Victoria, BC
CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist®

Since joining CSEP in 1986, Ms. Zehr has been a key contributor to provincial and national health promotion initiatives, strategies, and programs to increase population physical activity levels. Ms. Zehr’s ongoing efforts are highly recognized and respected by her fellow members. As a leading contributor and bridge-builder to CSEP for over three decades Lori Zehr is deserving of the distinction of CSEP Fellow.