University of Calgary

Aaron Tubman

  • Senior Instructor Emeritus of Kinesiology
  • Director of the Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program in Health & Wellness - Markin USRP (Undergraduate Student Research Program)

Research Interests

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Applied exercise physiology; cellular muscle physiology (disuse atrophy - animal model); human muscle physiology.

Special Interests

Coordinator for the Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) in Health and Wellness.

  • Facilitate research at the undergraduate level for all faculties at U of C.
  • Selection of top-notch student research projects.
  • Administration of USRP studentships and research grants.
  • Organization of USRP seminars and symposia throughout the year to showcase student projects.

Graduate Students' Research Projects

  1. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and Core Muscular Endurance in Females.
  2. Validity and Reliability of an On-Ice Maximal Aerobic Skating Protocol with Male and Female Hockey Players.
  3. Multiple Sclerosis: Comparison of an Aquatic Exercise Program and a Land-Based Exercise Program.

Undergraduate Students' Research Projects

  1. The Relationship of Body Composition and the Performance of Taekwondo Athletes.
  2. The Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Muscular Endurance, Strength and Muscle Mass.

Previous Research Projects

  1. Wheelchair project: A study to determine the physiological benefits of utilizing a leg-propelled wheelchair in persons predominantly confined to a wheelchair but who have some voluntary control remaining in their lower extremities (e.g. brain injury, stroke, CP, etc.).

  2. National Sport School (NSS) Study: A longitudinal evaluation of various aspects of the NSS which was funded by the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA).

    The project included biannual physiological testing of the student-athletes, annual questionnaires to three population (students, parents and coaches), annual teacher interviews, and annual compilation of the athlete’s performance rankings. The goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of the NSS in both areas of athletic and academic achievement on a yearly basis. The results were used to implement changes on an ongoing basis.
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