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Michael Gaetz

Dr. Michael Gaetz, PhD

Associate Professor & Acting Department Head

Faculty of Health Sciences, Kinesiology

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A3431

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 2220

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B.A., Psychology: Simon Fraser University
M.Sc., Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
Ph.D., Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Sports Medicine, University of British Columbia
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
American Board Registered Evoked Potential Technologist (R.EP.T)
Certificate in Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (CNIM) 

Teaching Interests

Anatomy and Physiology
Research Methods and Statistics
Stress and Chronic Disease
Clinical Neurophysiology

Research Interests

I am currently involved in the development of new procedures for the assessment and rehabilitation of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) in athletes. Others areas of research include the investigation of autonomic nervous system dysfunction related to depression and anxiety disorders, non-linear analysis of biologic data, electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetoencephalography (MEG). I have experience as a neurophysiologist in the operating room using electrophysiologic procedures to monitor brain and spinal cord functioning during high risk surgeries.  

Community Involvement
Member of the American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring. Currently a reviewer for the journal Clinical Neurophysiology.  

I have several years of experience as a hockey and lacrosse coach in Burnaby and Maple Ridge. I have approximately 30 years experience playing competitive hockey. 

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The kinesiology program has not only exposed me to the theory, but has equipped me with a vast amount of practical knowledge, applications, and tools to use in the future. This program has led me to pursue a career in medicine where I can have a positive impact on other and help them live a healthy life.

  • – P.J. Retief
  •    Kinesiology (Class of 2017)

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