Maria Gallo

Professor of Teaching
Director, Masters of High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership Program

Office Address:
War Memorial Gymnasium, Room 35
6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


University of Alberta, 2007, PhD, (Exercise Physiology)
University of Guelph, 2000, BSc, (Bio-Medical Sciences)

Courses Taught

KIN 103 Active Health
KIN 462 Skeletal Muscle Physiology: From Generation to Regeneration
KIN 585 Performance Planning
KIN 596 High Performance Sport Inquiry

Research Interests

Research and Teaching

As a trained coach and retired national team athlete (rugby and bobsleigh), Maria is able to supplement her teaching and can interest the students further with real-life examples and cases encountered in the world of sports science. Her current role as the Head Coach of the Women’s Varsity Rugby Team compliments her duties as the primary advisor of the Master in Kinesiology (coaching stream) and the new Graduate Program in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership.
Maria is strongly committed to the highest pedagogic standards and dedicated to achieving outstanding distinction in areas of instruction and service.