Faculty & Staff

Normand-Boule---Associate-Professor

Normand G. Boulé, PhD

Professor & Associate Dean (Graduate)

Physical Education and Recreation

About Me

Degrees
PhD (Kinésiology), Université Laval, 2005
MA (Sciences de l’activité physique), Université d’Ottawa, 2000
BSc (Sciences de l’activité physique), Université d’Ottawa, 1998

Background

• 2017-Present: Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2016-Present: Associate Dean (Graduate), Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2010-Present: Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2010-2017: Director of the Physical Activity and Diabetes Laboratory (PADL), Alberta Diabetes Institute and Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.

• 2004-Present: Principle Investigator, Alberta Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta.

• 2004-2010: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta


Research

My research program focuses on the role of exercise in preventing and managing diabetes. The majority of my projects involve adults with type 2 diabetes and examine physiological outcomes related to glycemic control or physical fitness. 

I’m interested in the effects of different exercise types (e.g., resistance vs. aerobic), intensities (e.g., high-intensity interval training), frequencies and durations. I’m also interested in how best to combine exercise within the context of other diabetes therapies. For example, we have recently examined ways to better combined exercise with specific glucose lowering medications.

In addition to physiological investigations and small clinical trials, I appreciate employing systematic reviews and meta-analyses (i.e., statistical techniques for combining the findings from independent studies) as a cost-effective research tool.


Teaching

PEDS 100: Human Anatomy
PEDS 334: Physical Activity, Nutrition and Energy Balance
PEDS 434(new): Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Management