University of Calgary

Dale Butterwick

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Dale Butterwick attended high school in Foremost, AB.  He received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Lethbridge in 1972.  His education in athletic therapy occurred within a Master of Science in Physical Education from Indiana University in 1974.  Dale taught physical education at Red Deer College (1974-75) before becoming the Head Athletic Therapist at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec.  While at Bishop's he started one of the first athletic therapy practices in Canada to treat public patients as well as varsity athletes.  Dale and his family moved to Calgary in 1984 to accept a position as a Senior Instructor and Head Athletic Therapist at the University of Calgary.  He was selected as the Chief Therapist for the Canadian Medical Team twice: Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh (1986), and Winter Olympic Games in Nagano (1998).  He is currently the coordinator of the Athletic Therapy major in the Faculty of Kinesiology.  His research interests include the assessment of technical skills in the athletic therapy profession, and the study of injury and injury prevention, particularly in the extreme sport of rodeo.

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