Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou, PhD, FCSEP

Professor and Chair, Kinesiology

Nota Klentrou

Office: WC 288A
905 688 5550 x4538

Dr. Klentrou is an exercise physiologist who uses applied and basic science approaches to study human performance and health implications of sport training in children and youth. Supported by NSERC, CIHR and various sports agencies, her current research is trying to identify the cellular mechanisms that explain how exercise and diet affect bone development and lifelong bone health. With >120 publicationsDr. Klentrou is a leader in her field, and involved with many health and sports organizations including Osteoporosis Canada, and the International Gymnastics Federation.  

  • Health, Training and Performance in Youth 
  • Bone Physiology 
  • Integrated inflammatory and bone responses to exercise and nutrition 
  • The role of adiposity and diet in skeletal growth, development and adaptation 
  • Sclerostin and tissue cross talk 


    • Former Chair and Fellow of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
    • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Osteoporosis Canada
    • Scientific Expert, Fédération International de Gymnastique (FIG)
    • Results Manager of all Gymnastics Events, 2015 Toronto PanAm Games and Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games
    • Member, North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM)
    • Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  1. Kurgan N, Stoikos J, Baranowski BJ, Yumol J, Dhaliwal R, Sweezey-Munroe JB, Fajardo VA, Gittings W, MacPherson REK, Klentrou P. Sclerostin influences exercise-induced adaptations in body composition and white adipose tissue morphology in male mice. J Bone Miner Res, 2023 []
  2. Kurgan N, Baranowski BJ, Stoikos J, MacNeil AJ, Fajardo VA, MacPherson REK, Klentrou P. Characterization of sclerostin’s response within white adipose tissue to an obesogenic diet at rest and in response to acute exercise in male mice. Frontiers Physiology, 2023. []
  3. Kurgan N, Skelly LE, Ludwa IA, Panagiota Klentrou P, Josse AR. Twelve weeks of a diet and exercise intervention alters the bone response to acute exercise in adolescent females with overweight/obesity. Frontiers Physiology, 2023 []
  4. Kottaras S, Stoikos J, McKinlay BJ, Ludwa IA, Josse AR, Falk B, Klentrou P. Bone remodeling markers and osteokines in adolescent female athletes of high-impact and low-impact sports compared with non-athletic controls. Ped Exerc Sci, 2023 []
  5. Guzman A, Kurgan N, Moniz SC, McCarthy SF, Sale C, Heather Logan-Spenger, Elliot-Sale K, Hazell TJ, Klentrou P. Menstrual cycle related fluctuations in circulating markers of bone metabolism at rest and in response to running in eumenorrheic females. Calcified Tissue Int, 2022 [https://doi:10.1007/s00223-022-00970-4]
  6. Prowting JL, Skelly LE, Kurgan N, Fraschetti EC, Klentrou P, Josse AR. Acute effects of milk vs carbohydrate on bone turnover biomarkers following loading exercise in young adult females. Frontiers Nutr, 2022 [https://doi:10.3389/fnut.2022.840973]
  7. Kurgan N, Islam H, Matusiak J, Baranowski BJ, Stoikos J, Fajardo VA, MacPherson REK, Gurd B, Klentrou P. Subcutaneous adipose tissue sclerostin is reduced and Wnt signalling is enhanced following 4-weeks of sprint interval training in young men with obesity. Physiological Reports, 2022 [https://doi:10.14814/phy2.15232].
  8. McKinlay BJ, Wallace PJ, Olansky S, Woods S, Kurgan N, Roy BD, Josse AR, Falk B, Klentrou P. Intensified Training in Adolescent Female Athletes: A Cross-Over Study of Greek Yogurt Effects on Indices of Recovery. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 2022 [https://doi:10.1080/15502783.2022.2044732].
  9. Klentrou P, McKee K, McKinlay BJ, Kurgan N, Roy BD, Falk B. Circulating levels of bone markers after short-term intense training with increased dairy consumption in adolescent female athletes. Children, 2021. []
  10. Beigpoor A, McKinlay BJ, Kurgan N, Plyley M, O’Leary D, Falk B, Klentrou P. Cytokine concentrations in saliva compared to plasma at rest and in response to intense exercise in adolescent athletes. Ann Hum Biol, 2021. []
  11. Ludwa IA, Mongeon K, Sanderson M, Garcia Marco L, Klentrou P. Testing the Functional Model of Bone Development: direct and mediating role of muscle strength on bone properties in growing youth. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 2021. []
  12. Josse AR, Kouvelioti R, Ludwa IA, Calleja M, Falk B, Ward WE, Klentrou P. Dairy product intake decreases bone resorption following a 12-week diet and exercise intervention in overweight and obese adolescent girls. Ped Res, 2020. []
  13. McKinlay B, Theocharidis A, Adebero T, Kurgan N, Fajardo VA, Roy BD, Josse AR, Logan- Sprenger H, Falk B, Klentrou P. Effects of post-exercise whey protein consumption on recovery indices in adolescent swimmers. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 2020. [].
  14. Theocharidis A, McKinlay B, Vlachopoulos D, Josse AR, Falk B, Klentrou P. Effects of post exercise protein supplementation on bone turnover in adolescent swimmers. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 2020 []” Please delete all previously listed publications under PUBLICATIONS.
  • Human Systems Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Growth and Development
  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), 2020 
  • Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award, 2017
  • Graduate students’ nominee for the Graduate Mentorship Award, 2013
  • Undergraduate Students’ nominee, TVO’s Best Lecturer competition, 2010
  • Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence Award, Brock University, 2009 Current Research Funding:
  • Award for Distinguished Research & Creative Activity, Brock University, 2006

Currently recruiting MSc and PhD students who are interested in exercise physiology with a particular interest in bone physiology and inflammation.

Currently recruiting undergraduate thesis students who are interested in exercise physiology with a particular interest in bone physiology and inflammation.