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James Manson



Dr. James Manson, PhD, is an exercise physiologist and epidemiologist at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Early in his career, Dr. Manson was drawn to exercise physiology by a strong desire to help improve population wellness through health-related fitness. During his career, Dr. Manson has worked with various populations, ranging from patients afflicted with cystic fibrosis to elite athletes. Currently James is focused on preventive health both as a clinician and as a researcher using approaches that cover both structured and unstructured physical activity.

Dr. Manson earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences and a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from York University. He went on to obtain his PhD in Epidemiology from the Health Sciences and Kinesiology program at York University.

To complement his education, Dr. Manson earned his specialty designation as a Certified Exercise Physiologist from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. He also earned his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the United States.

In addition to his work at Cleveland Clinic Canada, Dr. Manson is involved in clinical research to advance the practice of exercise physiology through his research as an epidemiologist. His work has been published in numerous journals, including the British Medical Corporation’s Geriatrics journal, the Canadian Journal on Aging, the Journal of Applied Geriatrics and the Journal of Physical Activity and Aging.

In his free time, Dr. Manson enjoys visiting his sister on her dairy farm and spending time with his family.


York University
Toronto, ON
Masters of Sciences
York University
Exercise Physiology and Health Sciences
Toronto, ON
Bachelor of Arts
York University
Toronto, ON
Graduate Studies in Music Performance
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Bachelor of Music
Wilfred Laurier University
Waterloo, ON


  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology