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Faculty Profiles

Angela Kochan

Angela Kochan

Professor, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Athletic Therapy & Program Coordinator, Fitness Leadership

Program Area: Health Sciences

Office: H150, Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, Davis Campus
Phone: (905) 459-7533 Ext. 5252


Dr. Kochan is a full-time faculty member in the Departments of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (Bachelor of Health Sciences) and Athletic Therapy (BAHSc) and Program Coordinator in the Fitness Leadership program at Sheridan College.  She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta in Athletic Training and Conditioning, and a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor.  She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and a member of the Canadian Obesity Network.  Her doctoral research investigated the effects of a low glycemic index diet on insulin sensitivity and intramyocellular lipids in abdominally obese adults.  Angela’s teaching areas include nutrition, exercise physiology, and fitness testing and assessment.

Sheridan Research Focus

Angela’s research interests focus on the role of dietary carbohydrate in health and disease and the role of diet and exercise in the prevention of obesity.  She is currently working on research in the area of the glycemic index and obesity.  She has also been involved in designing and implementing exercise and weight loss programs for overweight adults.

Courses Taught – Last 3 Years

SCIE 17893 Nutrition
NUTR19207     Nutrition for Well Being
SCIE 28081 Special Topics in Food and Nutrition
PHYG 20025 Exercise Physiology
PHYG 20146 Fitness Testing and Assessment
PHYG 49207 Advanced Fitness and Lifestyle Assessment and Counseling
HEAL 18448 Fundamentals of Fitness Assessment