Dr. Peter Tiidus
Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education
Contact InformationEmail: email@example.com
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3276 | lab Science Research Centre, SR417 ext.2342
Fax: (519) 747-4594
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA437
Office Hours: Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Academic BackgroundBSc, MSc (York), PhD (Waterloo)
BiographyDr. 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).
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. His current research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada. He has also previously received funding from various other sources including the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Dr, Tiidus’ research also includes studies involving Fibromyaligia patients and the effects of vitamins on exercise-induced muscle damage. He is currently a member of the WLU Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre. Dr. Tiidus has published over 70 peer reviewed articles and given over 100 presentations related to his research throughout North American and Europe. His recent book “Skeletal Muscle Damage and Repair” was published in 2008.
Courses Taught 2008/2009
KP322 - Physiology of Physical Activity
KP332 - Human Nutrition