Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, Professor Emeritus, Exercise for Health & Performance

  • Professor Emeritus
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

Glen R. Belfry, Don H. Paterson & Scott G. Thomas (2020) High-Intensity 10-s Work: 5-s Recovery Intermittent Training Improves Anaerobic and Aerobic Performances, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 91:4, 640-651

Nguyen CH, Thomas SG, Marzolini S. (2020) Factors Associated With Change in Cardiovascular Fitness for Patients With Peripheral and Coronary Artery Disease in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention

Rosenblat, M.A., Perrotta, A.S. & Thomas, S.G. (2020) Reply to “Comment on Effect of High-intensity Interval Training Versus Sprint Interval Training on Time-Trial Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”. Sports Med 50, 2265–2267 

Cindy H. Nguyen, Susan Marzolini, Paul Oh, Scott G. Thomas (2020)  A Retrospective Comparison of Fitness and Exercise Progression in Patients With Coronary and Peripheral Artery Disease in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Nguyen, Cindy H. MSc; Marzolini, Susan PhD; Oh, Paul MD; Thomas, Scott G. PhD (2020) Entering Cardiac Rehabilitation With Peripheral Artery Disease, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention: July 2020 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 - p 255-262

Robert F. Bentley, Emily Vecchiarelli, Laura Banks, Patric E.O. Gonçalves, Scott G. Thomas, and Jack M. Goodman. Heart rate variability and recovery following maximal exercise in endurance athletes and physically active individuals. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 45(10): 1138-1144

Thomas SG, Marzolini S, Lin E, Nguyen CH, Oh P (2019) Peripheral Arterial Disease: Supervised Exercise Therapy Through Cardiac Rehabilitation. Clin Geriatr Med. 2019 Nov;35(4):527-537. 

Lin, E., Nguyen, C. H., & Thomas, S. G. (2019). Completion and adherence rates to exercise interventions in intermittent claudication: Traditional exercise versus alternative exercise – a systematic review. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 26(15), 1625–1633.

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.

Supervised Theses

Please note: Professor Thomas is no longer accepting graduate students.


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.