Alice Fisher, Ed.D., has invested more than 40 years of her life as an educator. The last 11 of those years have been at Sam Houston State University. Dr. Fisher chairs SHSU’s Department of Health and Kinesiology and is professor of educational leadership. She remembers very well what first attracted her to come teach at SHSU.
“It was the longstanding tradition of SHSU as being a university that valued and cared about its students, faculty and staff,” she says. “SHSU is known for providing the essential programs and support services to ensure success for everyone.”
At its most basic, Dr. Fisher’s discipline of kinesiology is the study of human movement, which also is the study of how one’s physical, intellectual, social and spiritual aspects are all connected. Her approach to teaching takes into account the whole student, and how the best education strengthens that student over a lifetime.
Her department emphasizes its responsiveness to student needs. It’s one reason why the SHSU Kinesiology program offers four Bachelor of Science degrees:
- All-Levels Teacher Certification
- Physical Education Generalist
- Exercise Science
- Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
Students also can choose from two Bachelor of Science degrees in SHSU’s Health program:
- Bachelor of Science in Health/Community Health Emphasis
- Bachelor of Science in Health/Fitness Emphasis
Students with an Associate Degree from an accredited college in Allied Health can choose between a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Degree.
In all programs, students will have the chance to collaborate with faculty and classmates, conduct research, undertake field-based learning and count on the nurturing care and counsel of outstanding faculty who will become their mentors.
“Working with students gives me the highest level of satisfaction in knowing that, perhaps, I am truly making a positive impact in the lives of the students,” Dr. Fisher says. “I hope that I am a great mentor, advisor, supporter, encourager and confidence builder.”