Reid Fisher

EdD, ATC, LAT

Associate Professor

Office: Nursing Building # 122
E-mail: rafisher@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 841-7210

  • 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
  • 2021 - Professional Service Award - Armed Forces Athletic Training Society
  • 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

Publications

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.

Fisher R, Esparza S, Nye N, Gottfredson R, Pawlak MT, Cropper TL, Casey T, Tchandja J, de la Motte SJ, Webber BJ. Outcomes of Embedded Athletic Training Services Within United States Air Force Basic Military Training. Journal of Athletic Training. 2021;56(2):130-140. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-0498.19

Fisher RA, Nye NS, Soles J, Waldhelm A, Gottfredson R. Journal of Athletic Training. Overstride-Induced Medial Knee Desmopathy: An Exploration Case Series. 2020;55(12):1255–126. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-0099.20

Presentations

Nye N, Fisher R, Esparza S. (2019). Athletic trainer integration in U.S. Air Force basic training. Air Force Integrated Operational Support Meeting.

Fisher R, Soles J. (2019). Musculoskeletal Care. Armed Forces Operational Medical Symposium.

Fisher R, Esparza S. (2018). Athletic trainer integration in U.S. Air Force basic training. Southwest Athletic Trainer Association annual symposium.

Fisher R. (2018). Insidious medial knee pain: Alternative injuries to consider. Southwest Athletic Trainer Association annual symposium.

Fisher R, Esparza S. (2018). Athletic trainer integration in U.S. Air Force basic training. Southwest Athletic Trainer Association annual symposium.

Fisher R, Pinto A. (2018). In search of true value: Calculating your worth with legitimate math. National Athletic Trainer Association annual convention.

Fisher R, Soles, J. (2018). Simple solutions for complex problems. Armed Forces Operational Medical Symposium.

Fisher R. (2017). Athletic trainer integration in U.S. Air Force basic training. National Athletic Trainer Association annual convention.

Esparza S, Fisher R. (2017). Utilization of Collaborative partnerships to increase empathy and cultural diversity. Athletic Trainer’s Education Conference.

Waldhelm A, Fisher R, Freedman V. (2016). Muscle Activation during Treadmill versus On- Ground Running, National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, LA.

Fisher RA (2015). Reggio Emilia inspired forest kindergartens. Association for the Study of Play - 41st International Conference.

Fisher RA (2015). Impacts of early exposure environmental education on a child's selection of words. Association for the Study of Play - 41st International Conference.

Fisher RA (2014). Impacts of early exposure environmental education on a child's selection of words. UIW Research Week.

Patents

“Apparatus and method for non-surgical treatment of plantar fasciitis” US Patent No. 11,096,814, Aug 2021

  • 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.