Lori Peters, MSc

Instructor of Kinesiology

Email: lpeters@briercrest.ca

Faculty of Arts and Science

Education

BA, Briercrest Bible College, 1998
M.Sc., West Virginia University, 2008

Certicifactions
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 3, Basketball, full certification (theory, technical, practicum)
NCCP Level 1, Gymnastics (technical)
Tennis Canada, Instructor
Physical Best Health-Fitness Specialist, National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)
BC Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) Fitness Theory and Weight Training
BC Sport Aid
St. John's Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED
Investment Funds in Canada license

 

Areas of Specialization

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE); coaching studies; motor behaviour

Biography

When told "girls aren't allowed to play in the NHL", Lori gave up road hockey and her hopes to play for the Maple Leafs at the age of seven to pursue a lifetime of other sport and recreational activities. Lori had multiple outstanding coaches at Chilliwack Jr. and Sr. High schools in BC including a former world ranked tennis player and member of the national women's basketball team. Lori attended Briercrest College after high school and was named a CCAA All-Canadian her first two years but was forced to "retire" early with overuse knee injuries.

Returning to Briercrest in 1987, she served many years as administrative assistant to Paul Magnus, Clipper women's basketball coach, league commissioner and women's basketball assistant coach to Team Saskatchewan at the 1989 Canada Summer Games.

She moved to BC in 1999 and coached her children on many community, club and school teams. Lori taught at Trinity Western University from 2003-2008 in the Human Kinetics Department while running the Valley Basketball Academy with husband, Stan, before returning to Briercrest as a faculty member in 2008.

Lori and Stan have three grown daughters, Jill, Chelsea and Megan. Interests include playing flute, investing, camping, gardening, dogs, watching sports, church life and renovating. Lori hopes to pass on her passion for sport and faith to her students.

Research Interests

Physical literacy, workplace wellness; and movement skills

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) - Certified Physical Best Health-Fitness Specialist

  • BC Recreation and Parks Association - weight training and fitness theory

  • Tennis Canada - instructor

  • Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA) - member

  • Council of University and Professors and Researchers (PHE Canada) - member

  • Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) - member

  • Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (CSKLS) - member

  • Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) - member

  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) - Introduction to Competition Learning Facilitator; certified basketball coach; tennis; gymastics

Awards

Two-time CCAA All-Canadian, Women's Basketball;

Coach of the Year
Prairie Athletic Conference

Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball
Canada Summer Games