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Roger Friesen

Roger Friesen, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Faculty of Health Sciences

Abbotsford campus, T101

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4297

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Bachelors: BRS University of Winnipeg
BA: University of Winnipeg
Masters: M.Sc. University of Manitoba
M.A.: Trinity Western University (in progress)

Teaching Interests

Sport Psychology:
Introduction to Sport Psychology
Counselling Skills for Fitness Professionals
Psychological Skills for Sport and Life
Land-based Recreation
Introduction to Mountianeering
Introduction to Ski Touring
Introduction to Flat-water Paddling
Introduction to Ocean Kayaking

Research Interests

Psychological Performance Enhancement in Elite Athletes
Coping resources for Adventure Racing Teams and Athletes
Psychological Skills Training for Mountaineering Guides
Life skills training through participation in Wilderness-based
Experiential Education

Community Involvement 
Executive for Pacific Sport – Abbotsford
Board member for Pacific Sport – Abbotsford
Sport Psychology consulting services for local athletes – grass roots to Olympic level
Avalanche Awareness training in the Fraser Valley
National Coaching Certification Program – Theory Course Conductor.
Fraser Valley and the Yukon Wilderness-based Recreation programming for various community groups 

Other activities
UFV Member of standing SAC for Kinesiology
Program Coordinator for the Adventure Tourism Program – UFV/CTC

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The kinesiology program has not only exposed me to the theory, but has equipped me with a vast amount of practical knowledge, applications, and tools to use in the future. This program has led me to pursue a career in medicine where I can have a positive impact on other and help them live a healthy life.

  • – P.J. Retief
  •    Kinesiology (Class of 2017)

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