Gerokinesiology, Fitness and Health Promotion
KNES 202: Introduction to Kinesiology
KNES 454: Physical Dimensions of Aging
Dr. Fisher joined the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology in 2014. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Physical Education (B.P.E.) and Education (B.Ed.) at the University of Calgary, during which time she also attained her Level 3 figure skating coaching qualifications through Skate Canada and the National Coaching Certification Program in Canada. Dr. Fisher completed her M.Sc. degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in Toronto, Ontario, where she specialized in fitness assessment and physiological monitoring in clinical, sport, and occupational environments. She went on to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan, where she examined the longitudinal relationships between physical activity, functional fitness, and health services utilization in older adults. Throughout graduate school, Dr. Fisher also coached recreational and competitive figure skating skaters in Saskatchewan.
Dr. Fisher is primarily interested in physical activity and sedentary behavior and their relationships with health, chronic disease risk factors, and health services utilization in community-dwelling older adults. She hopes to extend her research to explore the effects of high intensity and functional training methods used in athletic populations on cardio-metabolic risk factors, quality of life, and health services utilization in older adults.
Home-based vs. class-based physical activity programs for older adults with chronic disease risk factors; relationships between physical activity and health services utilization in community-dwelling older adults