Saied Jalal  Aboodarda

Saied Jalal Aboodarda, PhD


Assistant Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology

Contact information

Web presence


Office: KNB420


Educational Background

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Calgary, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship Memorial University , 2015

PhD Exercise physiology, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2012


Dr. Aboodarda joined the Faculty of Kinesiology in 2015 as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Guillaume Millet and he became an assistant professor with the faculty on July 1, 2019. 


Areas of Research

Exercise neurophysiology
Neuromuscular responses and adaptations to exercise

Dr. Aboodarda’s research project focused on the integration of physiological and perceptual factors determining exercise tolerance in healthy individuals. Despite COVID-19 setbacks, the team managed to coordinate a large study investigating the kinetics of neuromuscular and perceptual responses to different exercise intensities and durations.

In another project, the team measured acute corticospinal excitability and inhibition responses to pre-induced fatigue and experimental pain conditions. Neurophysiological responses were quantified using non-invasive techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain and peripheral nerve electrical stimulation of the skeletal muscles.


Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
KNES 373 LEC 01 01 Exercise Physiology 2020
KNES 479 LEC 01 01 Adv Ftn's Apprs'l & Exrcs Rx 2021