Amanda Wurz

Postdoctoral Scholar

Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Health and Exercise Psychology

University of Ottawa, 2019

Contact information


Office: 403.210.8688


Kinesiology : KNB247

Research and teaching

Physical Activity Interventions

  • Physical Activity for Cancer

Research interests

Dr. Amanda Wurz, PhD, develops and tests physical activity interventions as a means of promoting health and quality of life for children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with cancer. She has experience in a variety of research designs, methods, statistical techniques and substantive areas relevant to her field. As well, she has experience developing community-based physical activity programs, collaborating on large multi-site trials and synthesizing evidence. In her research, she balances rigor with pragmatic considerations in an effort to get more individuals diagnosed with cancer active.

During her CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellowship she will develop, implement and evaluate in-hospital physical activity opportunities (ie, recommendations, education, programs), for children undergoing treatment for cancer.



Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD