• Jason Peeler headshot
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Human anatomy and cell science
    Room 102 – Basic Medical Sciences Building
    745 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-272-3146


Research summary

Dr. Jason Peeler's research spans two primary areas: medical education and musculoskeletal (MSK) anatomy, with a focus on clinical orthopedics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. His educational scholarship explores the impact of curriculum design on student learning and knowledge retention across health science professions. As a clinician-scientist, his work investigates the role of exercise in managing knee pathologies such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and knee osteoarthritis.

Research interests

  • Clinical orthopedics
  • Medical education
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation

Research affiliations

Research affiliations


Brief bio

Dr. Jason Peeler serves as an associate professor within the Human Anatomy and Cell Science department at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. His expertise lies in gross anatomy, complemented by his role as a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)). Dr. Peeler's specialization is in teaching musculoskeletal (MSK) anatomy and clinical concepts pertinent to MSK medicine and rehabilitation.

Since 2011, Dr. Peeler has held the position of pre-clerkship course director for MSK medicine, a noteworthy achievement as the first non-physician to undertake this role at the university. His instructional scope extends across various undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate health science programs. Notably, his teaching prowess has garnered recognition, including the University Merit Award for Teaching (2012) and the Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2021).

Beyond teaching, Dr. Peeler actively mentors graduate and undergraduate students and has contributed to the internationally esteemed Sobotta - Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy textbook.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Peeler maintains appointments in the College of Rehabilitative Sciences and the Faculty of Kinesiology. He serves as a research affiliate with the Manitoba Centre on Aging and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Through these affiliations, he conducts research examining the role of exercise in managing knee pathologies like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and knee osteoarthritis. As an educational scholar, his research delves into how curricular design and teaching methodologies impact academic performance and students’ learning perceptions across health sciences.

Dr. Peeler's professional background also includes extensive experience in musculoskeletal injury assessment and rehabilitation. He previously held roles such as head therapist for varsity sport at the University of Saskatchewan and director of sports medicine and science services within the Canadian Olympic Association. Notably, he has contributed his expertise to various international sporting events, serving as a member of Canadian medical teams for events such as the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, World Student University Games, and Canada Winter Games.


  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba (2005)
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba (1995)
  • Athletic Therapy Certification (Certified Athletic Therapist), Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (1992)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education in Athletic Therapy, University of Manitoba (1990)



  • University of Manitoba Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Suanderson Award for Excellence in Teaching


  • Max Rady College of Medicine Med I Award for Teaching Innovation


  • Max Rady College of Medicine Med I Best Course Award: Musculoskeletal


  • UM Merit Award for Teaching
  • United States Bone and Joint Initiative Research Fellow


  • UM Centre on Aging Research Fellowship Award

Contact us

Human Anatomy and Cell Science
130 Basic Medical Science Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada