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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 3, 2015
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Peter Tiidus

Dr. Peter Tiidus

Program Coordinator, Health Sciences; Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3276   |  lab Science Research Centre, SR417 ext.2342
Fax: (519) 747-4594
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA436A

Languages Spoken


Academic Background
BSc, MSc (York), PhD (Waterloo)
Dr. Peter M. Tiidus (BSc, MSc York University ’78, ’81; PhD University of Waterloo ’93) is a Professor of Kinesiology & Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr. Tiidus has been a faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1989 and has previously served as the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education for over eight years. Prior to his appointment at Wilfrid Laurier University, he was for eight years a faculty member in the School of Physical & Health Education at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Tiidus is on the Editorial Board of several academic journals including Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise and the Journal of Sport Science and Medicine. He has also served on research grant and scholarship review committees for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). In addition, Dr. Tiidus has served in various capacities as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and as Chair of the Examinations Committee for the Ontario College of Kinesiologists.

A muscle and exercise physiologist, Dr. Tiidus conducts research related to the physiology of hormonal influence on muscle damage and repair mechanisms as well as the effectiveness of various therapeutic modalities on muscle healing and health. This research is also applied to issues of aging particularly relative to women's health. His current research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). He has also previously received funding from various other sources including the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada. Dr. Tiidus’ research also includes studies involving Fibromyaligia patients and the effects of vitamins on exercise-induced muscle damage. Dr. Tiidus has published over 90 peer reviewed articles and given over 100 presentations related to his research throughout North America and Europe. His recent books are "Skeletal Muscle Damage and Repair" (2008) and "Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science" (2012) (with R. Tupling & M. Houston).
Additional Information

Courses Taught 2013/2014

KP322 - Physiology of Physical Activity

Courses in Development

Exercise as Medicine (for the Health Sciences program)