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Claude Goulet

Claude Goulet, PhD
Université Laval
Faculty of Education
Department of Physical Education

Claude Goulet (PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Physical Education at Université Laval in Quebec City. For more than 25 years, his research projects have focused on the promotion of safety in the practice of physical activity and sport. From 1998 to 2006, he was responsible for research on safety in sports at the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ). The MEQ is responsible for the application of a unique law, known as the law of safety in sports. Under this law, one of the mandates of the MEQ is to “ensure that the safety and integrity of persons are guaranteed during the practice of physical activity and sports”. Dr. Goulet’s research activities cover a wide range of practice environments, from free practice to organized practice and from recreational level to sport excellence. He is interested in the epidemiology, etiology, surveillance and prevention of injuries associated with physical activity and sport. He is actively involved in pan-Canadian research projects, the results of which contribute significantly to the implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies that improve safety in the practice of physical activities and sports (e.g., ice hockey, downhill skiing, snowboarding). Professor Goulet’s projects also aim to better understand the psychosocial aspects of substance use in order to improve sport performance.