Dr. Phillip Chilibeck
of Kinesiology- University of Saskatchewan
What do you wish you had known when you were in graduate school?
The importance of proper time-management strategies.
What information/ advice did you learn in graduate school that has been most influential?
- How to write more efficiently
- The importance of keeping up with reading of the
- The importance of having good mentors
- How not owning a T.V. dramatically increases
your productivity and improves your lifestyle.
Where do you think exercise physiology graduates are most needed?
I would like to see more of our exercise physiology graduates
apply for graduate school; however, they are most likely needed in areas such
as personal training, medicine, and physical therapy. Although the latter
occupation may at times seem to be in competition with exercise physiologists,
I think a Kinesiology degree or exercise physiology background can dramatically
increase the quality of a physiotherapist.
Where do you see your overall area of research headed in the next 5 years?
- The use of foods with low glycemic index for
improving metabolic health and exercise performance.
- The use of novel nutritional supplements and
exercise programs for improving musculoskeletal health.
Outside your own interests, what area of exercise science/ physiology do you find most exciting right now?
The importance of satellite cells; activation of signaling
pathways to increase protein synthesis; deactivation of pathways to prevent
Why is being a CSEP Academic Member important to you?
As a CSEP academic member I think I have better opportunities
to translate my research into useful information for CSEP-Certified exercise
professionals (i.e. CSEP-CEPs, CSEP-CPTs), and other health-care practitioners.
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