EdD, ATC, LAT
Office: Wellness Center #131
Phone: (210) 283-6446
- EdD - University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee
- MS - University Tennessee, Chattanoo, Tennessee
- BA - Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Brief Academic and Teaching History
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 science education here at UIW.
All things sports medicine... but most notably Musculoskeletal anatomy, Pathology, Adventure Education, and AT Preparation for National Boards.
- Running gait and its influence on injury
- Athletic Trainer integration with US military
- Business modeling the AT profession
- Development of community engagement
National Athletic Trainer Association
Southwest Athletic Trainer Association
- 2016 - Present: SWATA Committee on Professional Advancement Member
- 2014 - Present: SWATA Student Workshop Developer
Alamo Area Athletic Trainer Association
Awards and Accomplishments
- 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
Intellectual Contributions (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.
- 2013 - Present: Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer
- 2004 - Present: Certified Athletic Trainer
- 2013 - Present: American Red Cross First Aid/CPR and Basic Support Instructor
In 2013 Dr. Fisher coordinated the gifted and talented program at a Title 1 elementary school with the city council of NB. From that relationship a $1 M park was built on 17 acres. Since then Dr. Fisher has established grants to build bike programs for that school and 3 others in the district. Our impact as healthcare professionals and as educators is amazing. Our potential as community change agents is limitless.