The McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence provides opportunities for experiential education and training to McMaster students enrolled in various academic courses and programs.
PACE community programs provide opportunities for students to enhance their course-based, classroom learning through experiential learning, engagement with community members and other hands-on experiences. Through our community programs, the PACE provides volunteer placements and experiential education opportunities. Students apply their knowledge of exercise physiology, psychology, testing and prescription through for-credit and volunteer placements, working as exercise trainers/facilitators in our seniors, cardiac rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury exercise programs.
PACE research activities provide opportunity for students to gain hands-on research experience in exercise neuroscience, physiology and psychology. Undergraduate and graduate students develop basic, applied and clinical research skills by undertaking thesis and independent research projects in the PACE labs and exercise training areas. Students may also seek volunteer opportunities to work as research assistants in PACE research labs.