Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, Professor, Exercise for Health & Performance

  • Professor
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About Scott

Academic Training

PhD, University of Western Ontario, 1985

MSc, University of Western Ontario, 1980

BSc, University of Western Ontario, 1978

Research Interests

Increasing access to cardiovascular health

Exercise and aging

Exercise and performance 

Quantifying the exercise dose/response relation  

Selected Publications

Tsai Chang M, Thomas SG. (2016) 3-Min All-Out Test in Swimming International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Bentley DC, Thomas SG. (2016). Maximal Intermittent (MINT) handgrip strategy: Design and evaluation of an exercise protocol and a grip tool.  Clinical Interventions in Aging.,11:589-601.

Goodman J, Burr J, Banks L, Thomas SG. (2016). The Acute Risks Of Exercise In Apparently Healthy Adults And Relevance For Prevention Of Cardiovascular Events Canadian Journal of Cardiology 32:523-532.

Bentley D, Nguyen C, Thomas S. (2015). Resting blood pressure reductions following isometric handgrip exercise training and the impact of age and sex: protocol for a systematic review.  Systematic Reviews 4:176. 

Ghisi GLM, Grace SL, Thomas S, Vieira AM, Costa AZ, Oh P. (2015) Knowledge and exercise behavior maintenance in cardiac rehabilitation patients receiving educational interventionsHeart & Lung 44(6):474-480. 

Hunschede S, El Khoury D., Antoine-Jonville S, Smith C, Thomas S, Anderson GH.  (2015) Acute changes in substrate oxidation do not affect short-term food intake in healthy boys and menApplied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism40(2):168-177.

Ghisi GLM, Grace SL, Thomas S, Oh P.  (2015) Behavior determinants among cardiac rehabilitation patients receiving educational interventions: an application of the health action process approachPatient Education & Counseling  98(5):612-621.

Ghisi GLM, Grace SL, Thomas S, Evans MF, Oh P. (2015) Development and Psychometric Validation of the Second Version of the Coronary Artery Disease Education Questionnaire (CADE-Q II)Patient Educ Couns  98(3):378-383.

Supervised Theses


Fernandes, E. (2015-present) Energy Demand/Response in Wheelchair Basketball.

Merino, D.  (2015-present) Oxygen kinetics and vascular function with Type I Diabetes.

Goodman Z. (2104) The Cardiovascular Effects of Recreational Hockey in Middle-Aged Men

Seeto R. (2012) Effect of muscle mass in priming exercise on kinetics of cardiac output and oxygen uptake


Bonsignore A. (2015-present) Cardiovascular Function of Women with Chronic Heart Failure

Rupf, R. (2012-present) Afferent Input and freely chosen pedal rates in cycling. 

Bentley D. (2016) Maximum Interval Handgrip Exercise for Blood Pressure Modification among Post-menopausal Women.

Ming-Chang Tsai. (2015) Modeling training and performance in relation to critical power.

Melo-Ghisi G. (2014) Patient Education in Cardiac Rehabilitation: the role of knowledge on behavior change and its mediators.

Hamilton C. (2013) An in vivo exploration of skeletal mechanosensitivity and associated fragility in a Canadian cohort of women.

West S.  (2012) Discriminating fracture status in men and women with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease: Cytokines, neuromuscular function and daily activity.