Jasmin Ma


Clinician Investigator, PhD, P.Kin



  • Assistant Professor of Teaching, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia
  • Investigator, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries


Research Interests

  • Physical activity interventions for individuals with chronic disease and disability
  • Strength training behaviour change

Dr. Jasmin Ma is an assistant professor of teaching in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. She teaches and provides training in the areas of exercise prescription, physical activity behaviour change, and disability. Her research and educational leadership activities include three areas of focus: 1) implementing experiential learning opportunities in community-based exercise settings, 2) co-developing knowledge translation tools for clinicians to promote and prescribe physical activity for people with chronic disease and disability, and 3) advancing the methodology of physical activity counselling and tailoring, particularly for people with arthritis and spinal cord injury. To learn more, visit her lab website: www.m4a.kin.ubc.ca

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Funded by CIHR, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Arthritis Society, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and at Arthritis Research Canada with Dr. Linda Li where her work focused on supporting strength training behaviour change and developing methods for tailored physical activity interventions among people with chronic disease and disability. Combining her research and role as a practicing kinesiologist (BCAK) and inclusive fitness trainer (ACSM), she works with clinicians and community members to provide physical activity participation opportunities for people with diverse physical abilities. 


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