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Trevor G Cottrell

Trevor G Cottrell


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies


Dr. Cottrell is currently the professor for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Kinesiology and Health Promotion) program at Sheridan College. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University, and a Doctoral degree in Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona.   Trevor’s teaching areas include physiology, nutrition, resistance training, strength and conditioning, and research.  With over 25 years of competitive strength athletics experience and 20 years of strength coaching experience, he combines a unique blend of theory and practice into his teaching and research.

  • The majority of Trevor’s publications have been in cardiovascular and neural cellular physiology; however, at Sheridan he performs applied research in the area human performance. He is currently overseeing several projects studying the effects of differing warm-up practices on performance in high power output tasks.  Recent research has also investigated the efficacy of sports supplements in improving human performance.


  • H150, Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, Davis Campus

Courses Taught – Last 3 Years

  • BIOL 19401 Introduction to Human Biological Sciences
  • BIOL 25960 Human Systems Physiology
  • PHYG 20146 Fitness Testing and Assessment
  • SCIE 17893 Nutrition
  • SCIE 28081 Special Topics on Food and Nutrition
  • HEAL 36048 Introduction to Resistance Training
  • HEAL 30229 Advanced Concepts in Strength and Conditioning
  • HEAL 40016 Independent Research Proposal
  • HEAL 47900 Independent Research Project

Teaching Interests

  • Physiology, cell physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports nutrition, resistance training, fitness testing, performance training, research

Research Interests

  • Warm-up effects on performance. Post-activation potentiation effects on performance.
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