Bill Luke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Biology; Kinesiology Coordinator

Dr. Luke is an Associate Professor of Human Kinetics & Biology specializing in Anatomy & Physiology and Exercise Science. In addition, he is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Registered Kinesiologist working primarily with the training and education of fitness professionals, kinesiologists and future health care professionals.

  • CSCS – Certified strength & Conditioning Specialist (national Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Registered Kinesiologist – British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists
  • PGAP Trained – Progressive Goal Attainment Program
  • Coordinator- Kinesiology stream at Trinity Western University

  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, Pedagogy (University of Idaho)
  • M.Sc. Sports Science/Administration (University of Alberta)
  • B.P.E. Physical Education (University of Alberta)


  • Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Athletic Performance
  • Older Adult Physiology and Activity
  • Online and In-class education of fitness and health care professionals
  • Workshop and Conference presentations including”
    • Fall prevention for older adults
    • Youth physiology & conditioning
    • Joint health for older adults
    • Epigenetics – role of exercise and nutrition
    • Power training for older adults

Awards & Honors

Professional Certificates and Associations

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) (National Strength & Conditioning Association)
  • Registered Kinesiologist (BC Association of Kinesiologists)
  • Coaching Association of Canada - Instructor
    - Advanced Level Certification - Hockey
    - Level 3 - Volleyball
  • Trainer of Fitness Leaders, Certified Personal Trainer (BC Parks & Recreation Association)

Recent Publications

Dr. Luke has developed many online and in-class resources for education of fitness professionals in personal training & older adult populations and continues to develop programs for provincial and national associations in the areas of health and fitness. In addition, Dr. Luke has given over 30 + presentations for conferences, staff training and health care professionals.

  • Biology 241 & 242 - Anatomy & Physiology
  • HKIN 446 – Advanced Human Anatomy
  • HKIN 303 – Advanced Strength Training
  • HKIN 465 – Physiology of Aging & Activity
  • HKIN 470 – Advanced exercise physiology
  • HKIN 495 – Senior Seminar