Reid Fisher


Associate Professor

Office: Wellness Center #131
Phone: (210) 283-6446

  • EdD, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Learning and Leadership
  • MS, University Tennessee - Chattanooga, Health and Human Performance
  • BA, Southwestern University, Kinesiology

Having spent the first 25 years of his life shying away from public speaking, Dr. Fisher was thrown into a classroom and directed to teach. He found the process intriguing. After completing a doctoral degree in learning theory and program evaluation, the prospect of engaging students became quite exciting. Since then, Dr. Fisher has lead cadaver labs at Northeastern University, taught adventure education to middle schoolers at St. Andrews-Sewanee School and most recently, assisted with athletic training and rehabilitation sciences education here at UIW.

All things sports medicine, but most notably Musculoskeletal anatomy, Pathology, Adventure Education, and AT Preparation for National Boards.

  • Athletic Trainer integration with U.S. military
  • Business modeling the AT profession
  • Development of community engagement
  • Running gait and its influence on injury 
  • Alamo Area Athletic Trainer Association
  • National Athletic Trainer Association
  • Southwest Athletic Trainer Association
    • Committee on Professional Advancement Member, 2016 - Present
    • Student Workshop Developer, 2014 - Present
  • 2017 and 2018 - USA Triathlon Olympic Distance Nationals Competitor
  • 2015 - Provost Teaching Award - University of the Incarnate Word 
  • 2014, 2015, 2017 - Nominated for Presidential Teaching Award
  • 2012 - Ironman Triathlon Finisher - Ironman Arizona
  • 2002 - Best Graduate Research Manuscript - University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • 2002 - Bes Graduate Research Presentation - University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Waldhelm A, Fisher RA. Lower extremity muscle activation during over ground verses treadmill running. MOJ Yoga & Physical Therapy. 2016; 1 (1): 00003. DOI 10.15406/mojypt.2016.01.00003.
  • 2004 - Present: Certified Athletic Trainer
  • 2013 - Present: American Red Cross First Aid/CPR and Basic Support Instructor
  • 2013 - Present: Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer

In 2013, Dr. Fisher coordinated the gifted and talented program at a Title 1 elementary school with the city council of New Braunfels. From that relationship a $1 million park was built on 17 acres. Since then Dr. Fisher has established grants to build bike programs for the same school and three others in the district. The impact as healthcare professionals and as educators is amazing. The potential to be a community change agent is limitless.