University of Calgary

David Smith

  • Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology


1975 Dip. P.E. St. Luke's College, Exeter, England
1978 M.Sc. University of Alberta, Edmonton
1981 Ph.D. University of Alberta, Edmonton

Research Interests

Testing and interpretation of physiological data, combined with the design and monitoring of training programs for high performance athletes. Research interests include: performance evaluation by critical power/speed; maximum lactate steady state; altitude training; overtraining; physiological factors of performance. Application of physiological and biochemistry to monitoring and peaking of athletes.

Awards and Honours

1982 Superior Teacher in Physical Education, University of Calgary, Students' Union
1987 Fit for the Final - video, D.J. Smith and T. Maxwell, First Prize Blue Ribbon Award American Film and Video Festival, New York
1987 Fit for the Final Award of Excellence, Association for Media and Technology in Education, Toronto
1989 Alberta Achievement Award for contributions to Sports Medicine
1990 Canadian Association of Sport Sciences - Sport Canada Award
1992 Teaching Excellence Award in Physical Education, University of Calgary, Students' Union
1996 IOC Medical Commission-International Team Leader-Swimming Research Project, Atlanta
2000 Graduate Student Society Teaching Award – Nominee
2002 Canadian Sport Awards, Leadership Category, Finalist

Sports Affliliations

National Swimming Team; National Speed Skating Team; National Volleyball Team; National Synchronized Swimming Team; National Cross-Country Ski Team; Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team; Figure Skating; Distance Running; Cycling. Exercise Physiology Consultant at 1984 Winter and Summer Olympics; 1988 Winter Olympics; 1992 Summer Olympics; 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics; 2002 Winter Olympics; 1986 and 1990 World Swimming Championships; Director of Sport Science, Canadian Sport Centre – Calgary, 1994 - present.


To view David J. Smith's publications please see his Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)

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