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Graduated from SFU in 2004
Major: Biomedical Physiology
Degrees Received: BSc. Kin
Credentials: Certificate in Health & Fitness Studies, Co-op
Lisa has dedicated her career to helping athletes pursue their athletic goals, and is passionate about ensuring athletes have the support to thrive in sport and in life. She received her degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, and then went on to get her Strength & Conditioning Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Now with over 17 years experience as a strength coach, Lisa has worked with individuals new to exercise to professional athletes, and everything in-between, including those rehabilitating from serious injuries. After having the opportunity to work with a professional tennis player and attending 4 Grand Slam events, Lisa went on to work for Field Hockey Canada as the High Performance (HP) Manager for both the Men’s and Women’s teams. During her time as HP manager, she got to see both teams medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. Wanting to further her education in the area of sports nutrition, she went on to receive her Diploma in Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee; while coaching artistic sport athletes at Fortius Sport & Health. Lisa advanced to managing the Performance Department at Fortius, overseeing the fitness centre, applied sport science and physiology lab. Currently Lisa is working with the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Varsity teams as a strength coach. As well, Lisa run’s her own private practice providing sports nutrition and strength & conditioning services to provincial sport clubs, sport teams, and individuals.
1) What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?
Owner, private practice - Sports Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning Coach
2) How did your education in BPK influence your career?
I would say it was my co-op placements that influenced my career direction. Whereas, my education in BPK was the foundation that future education (IOC Sports Nutrition Diploma) and certifications (NSAC) was built on in order to follow that career.
3) What is your favourite memory of your time at SFU as an undergraduate?
Meeting a great group of friends - all of whom still make an effort to all come together at least once a year.
4) What advice would you give to today’s BPK student?
1. Strongly recommend doing BPK Co-op program!
2. Take the time to talk to other professionals in the profession / career you are thinking you want to pursue.