Prof. Chad Sutherland

a man with glasses wearing a shirt and tieDirector of Operations - Centre for Human Performance & Health (CHPH)
Sport & Exercise Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning

Phone : (519) 253 - 3000 ext: 4050
Office: H.K. Building Room 114
CHPH Lab: H.K. Building Room 202


Ph.D.(c) -Sport & Exercise Biomechanics (McMaster University)
M.Sc. - Sport and Exercise Science (University of New Brunswick, 2004)
B.Sc. (Honours) - Human Kinetics (University of Guelph, 2002)

Chad is the Director of Operations for the newly established Centre for Human Performance & Health, in the Faculty of Kinesiology.  The Centre for Human Performance & Health provides community programming and conducts research in three strategic areas: 1) Active and Healthy Living, 2) Sport Performance, and 3) Workplace Training & Safety. Chad is also a sport science consultant for various sport teams and individual athletes, focusing on strength and conditioning programming and athletic testing to maximize performance and minimize injury risk.

Chad’s doctoral work is investigating the effects of fatigue on knee joint mechanics during various sport movements (vertical jumping, lateral bounding). Furthermore, Chad is examining how individualized exercise presciption can be used to reduce ACL injury risk in athletes.

Chad has developed various sport and exercise programs to improve physical and mental health in various local community groups including: 1) adults with autism and an intellectual disability, 2) cancer patients, and 3) university students experiencing mental health concerns.

Research Projects

  1. Effects of progressive fatigue on knee joint landing mechanics and ACL injuries
  2. Strength & conditioning and physiological testing for elite athletes
  3. Exercise prescription for:
    • Adults with an intellectual disability and autism (APEX Research group)
    • University students dealing with mental health concerns (UWorkItOut-UWin)
    • Cancer patients and survivors (ReNew)
  4. The use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Research and Publications 

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