Professor Scott Thomas of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto was recognized with a prestigious award at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Thomas received the 2018 CSEP Professional Standards Program Recognition Award for his contributions spanning over 30 years.
"This award means a lot to me. It highlights the importance of our efforts to make exercise for health safe, effective and accessible to Canadians," said Thomas.
His research into the role of physical activity in cardiovascular health, the control of blood pressure during exercise, effective behaviour change strategies in cardiac rehabilitation and best practices for assessing readiness to return to activity was described as integral to CSEP’s mission to promote evidence-based practice in the health and fitness industry.
“CSEP is known as the premier exercise physiology research organization in Canada and also as Canada’s gold standard for exercise and fitness certification programs,” said Professor Ira Jacobs, dean of KPE. “I applaud those on the award selection committee for their insightful recognition of this most deserving awardee and offer my heartfelt congratulations to Professor Thomas.”