Eric Smith is a kinesiologist at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Vancouver.
Eric received his Bachelor of Kinesiology – Health Sciences degree with a specialization in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia.
During his time at UBC, Eric was an undergraduate researcher at the Health and Integrative Physiology Laboratory. He was a mentor and coach for UBC Active Kid’s Multi-sport Adaptive Program, a multi-sport program for students who have a combination of mild to severe academic or social learning difficulties. Eric was also a mentor for the UBC Psychiatry Departments pilot Autism Be-friending Program. He has coached PeeWee Rep Hockey and has been a counselor or program leader at a local summer camp on Anvil Island for 13 years.
Eric’s philosophy on health and wellness revolves around enabling oneself to follow an individualized path to achieve their maximum wellness potential outside of the clinic. During undergrad, Eric volunteered at a medical exercise clinic, which turned into a full-time job post-graduation. In this role, he soon discovered his passion for working with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and for prevention. This has stemmed into his current pursuit of a Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification. Eric also works as a strength and conditioning coach, trainer, and group fitness instructor (boasting a 4.8/5 rating on ClassPass) and currently manages a Functional After School Training (FAST) sport-specific program for kids age 9-14, which he founded just over a year ago.
In his free time, Eric enjoys skiing, mountaineering, camping, surfing and playing the guitar.