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Our research studies are led by McMaster faculty from the Department of Kinesiology and others, with support from graduate and undergraduate students. Research studies take place within PACE and in labs located in the Department of Kinesiology. Participating in research studies is entirely voluntary. If you are interested in taking part in a study, please notify any student, staff, or faculty member at PACE.

PACE’s first program – MacCardiac Rehab – was launched in 1979 in response to community members who wanted to stay connected with each other and the university once their research study concluded. Other research studies led to the introduction of the MacSeniors, MacWheelers, and MacMS-FITT programs. McMaster is Canada’s most research-intensive university, and research conducted at PACE contributes to McMaster’s national and international rankings, and reputation for research excellence.


Integrative Physiology Explore Research Area

The study of the acute and chronic effects of exercise and influence of physical training and nutrition.

Mechanics & Control Of Movement Explore research area

The study of movement, performance, and the neuromechanical processes of the human body.

Neuroscience & Behaviour Explore research area

The study of the interaction between physical activity and the nervous system.

Current Research Opportunities

When you qualify for a study, you will be contacted and given more details about the search project. Your confidentiality will be respected and no information that discloses your identity will be released or published unless required by law. Your information will remain on a secure server in the PACE that can only be accessed by research participant coordinator and technical director. When you participate in a study, your personal information will not be shared with researchers and you will only be identified by special codes. You can withdraw from studies at any time, even if you have already provided consent. The participant pool for PACE has been reviewed and cleared by the McMaster Research Ethics Board.

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PACE Experts

Meet PACE researchers from McMaster’s Department of Kinesiology and School of Rehabilitation Science

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