Kim Fischer, Professor & Coordinator of Health Programming, Health & Sport Sciences

Kim Fischer



Health & Sport Sciences, 104

Dr. Kim Fischer started her professional career at Bluffton University where she stayed for 19 years as a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, the head coach of volleyball, basketball, and softball teams, and Associate Athletic Director. Following her time in Bluffton, she served as the dean and as an instructor in the massage therapy program at The American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Worthington. Tasked with developing the Health Promotion and Fitness major (now Exercise Science and Health Promotion), Kim has been a faculty member at Otterbein since 2004. Allied Health, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science students connect with her through the Human Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, and Kinesiology classes that she teaches.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1994. Physical Education.
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1979. Exercise Science.
  • B.A., College of Wooster, 1978. Biology

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

Teaching interests include subjects related to the health, fitness and movement of the human body.


  • Fischer, K. and Walter, T. and Matovich, J. (April 2011). Exercise Technique: Reverse Lunge into a Step-Up. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33, (2), 92-94.
  • Walter, T., Quint, A., Fischer, K, & Kiger, J. (March, 2011). Active Movement Warm-up Routines. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 82 (3), 23-31.
  • Fischer, K. and Rammelsberg, A. (February 2011).Prone Torso Rotation Exercise Using a Stability Ball. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33, (1), 68-69.
  • Fischer, K. and Rammelsberg, A.(April 2010).Alternating Inchworm and Pike from a Plank Exercise Using a Stability Ball. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Journal, 32,(2) 81-82,
  • Fischer, K. and Walter, T. and Matovich, J. (December 2010). A Conditioning Program for Skill Positions Using Lunge Variations. American Football Monthly, 16, (7), 10-11.

Affiliations & Awards

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist.
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and/Conditioning Specialist, Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator.