Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Physical Education Transfer
9-209L, City Centre Campus10700 - 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-497-4758
Dave has been at MacEwan University for several years and served as Chair of the Bachelor of Physical Education program. Aside from his instructional and administrative duties at MacEwan University, he is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta investigating the role of core stability on balance in COPD patients. Other research interests include the impact of resistance training on activities of daily living and the relationships of tests of mobility and activities of daily living in persons with COPD.
Dave is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP) and a master course conductor with the Sportmedicine Council of Alberta.
Resistance Training, Athletic Injuries, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, Health Education, Exercise Training, CSCS, CEP, Sportsmedicine, Athletic Training, Athletic Therapy, COPD rehabilitation, Adult Education, Basic Life Support, CPR, ISW, NSCA, CSEP
Teaching and Research Interests
PEDS 100 – Structural Anatomy
PEDS 240 – Introduction to Athletic Injuries
HEED 110 – Personal Health and Fitness
HEED 220 – Physical Fitness and Health
PACT 199 – Introduction to Strength Training
PACT 133 – Introduction to Squash
PHSD 103 – Physical Fitness
PHSD 391 – Structure and Function of the Human Body
PEDS 391 – Scientific Basis of Human Movement
My research focus is centred on activities of daily living (ADL) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Using the Physical Function Performance – 10 Test (Cress 2005) as an anchor for ADL, we are attempting to determine the better predictor of ADL performance, aerobic or muscular fitness in COPD patients using objective and subjective methods. The second project will investigate the effect of strengthening the core muscles on balance in COPD patients.
Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
- Kato, D. J., Rodgers, W. M., Stickland, M. K., & Haennel, R. G. (2012). Impact of peak oxygen uptake and muscular fitness on the performance of activities of daily living in patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 32(6), 400-404.
- Kato, D. J., Rodgers, W. M., Stickland, M. K., & Haennel, R. G. (2012) Impact of tests of mobility on predicting activities of daily living in COPD patients. NSCA National Conference, Providence RI.
- Kato, D. J., Rodgers, W. M., Stickland, M. K., & Haennel, R. G. (2010) Determining the effect of aerobic and muscular training on the ability to perform activities of daily living in persons with COPD. NSCA National Conference, Las Vegas NV.
- Kato, D. J., Rodgers, W. M., Stickland, M. K., & Haennel, R. G. (2010) Impact of aerobic and muscular training on the performance of activities of daily living in persons with COPD. Physical Therapy World Congress. Amsterdam Netherlands.
- Kato D. J. (2009) Taping and Strapping. Sportmedicine Council of Alberta.
- Kato D.J., Yarborough C., & Haennel, R.G. (2008). Validation of an electronic armband sensor in healthy individuals engaged in low intensity activity. NSCS National Conference.
Awards / Grants / Fellowships
- Exemplary Leader Award – Chair Academy (2009)
- CSCS Certification Recognition Award (1995 and 2005)
- Dr. Erwin Bako Award – 1996
- Fitness Appraisal Certification Program Award – 1996
- Distinguished Instructor Award - 1994
- Instructor of the Year – Life Support Training - 1992
Professional Associations / Memberships
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Certified Exercise Physiologist – Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
- Athletic Trainer – National Athletic Trainers Association
- Master Course Conductor – Sport Medicine Council of Alberta
- BLS Instructor Trainer – Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada