Nicole Culos-Reed


Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Exercise and Health Psychology

University of Waterloo, 2000

MSc - Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

University of Oregon, 1996

BA - Psychology

University of British Columbia, 1994

Contact information


Kinesiology : KNB238

Research and teaching

Psychosocial Aspects of Health & Sport

  • Physical activity for cancer
  • Health and exercise psychology
  • Health coaching

Research interests

Dr. Culos-Reed, PhD, and her team in the Health and Wellness Lab are working to bridge the gap between cancer exercise research and clinical practice by developing programs to include exercise assessment, prescription and education as part of standard cancer care. Working with community partners and healthcare providers, the lab has developed a variety of exercise and wellness-related programs and services to benefit cancer survivors and their families.


Exercise programs for cancer

Exercise programs are available for those who have and are recovering from cancer. They are currently available online. To learn more, contact us at



Professor, Health and Exercise Psychology, Faculty of Kinesiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine
Research Associate, Health and Exercise, Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cancer Care, Alberta Health Services


Professional Affiliations

Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
Canadian Association of Psycho-Oncology (CAPO)
International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 


2019 - CIHR – Institute of Cancer Research: CAPO Award for Research Excellence.

2018 - Pathfinder’s Award, PROSTAID Calgary, Prostate Cancer Canada Clinical Network

2017 - Peak Scholars in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Knowledge Engagement Award, University of Calgary

2017 - Great Supervisor Award, University of Calgary

2014 - City of Calgary’s Community Achievement Award, Excellence in Education 

2013 - Roger Jackson Centre for Health and Wellness Research, Faculty Excellence award

2003 - Population Health Investigator - Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR)

2000 - Outstanding Dissertation Award - American Psychological Association