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Gregory Anderson PhD

Trained in exercise and occupational physiology, Dr. Anderson is a passionate educator, presenter, and applied researcher with a very diverse background in service provision for public and private sector clients.

Dr. Anderson received a BPE and MPE in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Kinesiology (Applied Physiology) from Simon Fraser University. He has been involved in teaching at the post-secondary level since 1986. After almost 20 years as a Professor in Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia he is now the Dean of Applied Research & Graduate Studies at the Justice Institute of British Columbia in New Westminster, British Columbia.


  • CSEP Health & Fitness Program of BC Service Award, 2008.
  • Outstanding Initiatives Award, University  of the Fraser Valley, 2005.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, University  of the Fraser Valley, 2004.
  • Health & Fitness Recognition Award, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, 2003.

Teaching Interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Paediatric Exercise
  • Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Greg brings a wide breadth of experience, with a long history of involvement in applied fitness and health research. Greg has been involved in athlete testing and development since 1986, and the development and implementation of bona fide occupational fitness tests since that time. Greg worked with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) on the development and implementation of the Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness and Lifestyle (CPAFLA) assessment for the general population, and community health initiatives and monitoring in the province of British Columbia and in the City of Abbotsford. For his contributions to health and fitness in Canada, Greg won the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Health and Fitness Recognition Award in 2003, and the CSEP Health and Fitness Program of British Columbia Service Award in 2008. Additionally, Greg has won the Teaching Excellence Award at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2004, and the Outstanding Initiatives Award in 2005.

Greg is well published in peer-reviewed journals, but makes a concerted effort to translate the science to practice writing educational materials, manuals and articles for practitioner based professional journals. Greg has been an invited speaker at regional, provincial, national and international venues. A passionate and enthusiastic speaker, Greg enjoys translating “the science” for the practitioner, providing them with a better understanding of the fundamental theory behind popular practice.