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November 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm
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Dr. Kirstin Lane, PhD Camosun College, Centre for Sport & Exercise Education 

Article Credit: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, through its CSEP Professional Standards Program™, is pleased to recognize the contributions of Dr. Kirstin Lane with the 2017 CSEP Professional Standards Program™ Recognition Award.

Dr. Lane was certified as a CSEP Certified Fitness Consultant (CSEP-CFC) in 1996, and has remained an active member in good-standing for the past 20 years upgrading her certification throughout the years to the current Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP). In addition, Dr. Lane has been an active CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP Instructor-Examiner and Master Instructor-Examiner since the mid-2000s, certifying hundreds of candidates. Dr. Lane has been instrumental in the growth of qualified and successful CSEP certified members in British Columbia. 

Throughout this time, Dr. Lane has made significant contributions to the CSEP Professional Standards Program through her many years as a member of various provincial and national level standing committees, Chair of the CSEP-CPT Technical Sub-Committee, and as a regular and active participant on task forces and special project work groups. Dr. Lane has been integral to the ongoing growth of the program.

Dr. Lane served as an essential member of the CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health® (CSEP-PATH) Working Group starting in November 2012 until its release in August 2013; in particular, spearheading the work that the CSEP-CPT Technical Committee needed to do to support its launch. The successful completion of the new manual in a very short timeframe was credited to Dr. Lane’s leadership and project management skills. CSEP is very pleased that Dr. Lane has agreed to Chair the Steering Committee for the CSEP-PATH 2nd edition. 

Recently Dr. Lane served on the Get Active Questionnaire development committee as co-principal investigator. Her work with CSEP Professional Standards Program through the development of supporting materials for CSEP members has been fundamental to ensuring a successful launch.

Dr. Lane’s contributions to the health and fitness profession in Canada is not limited to her work with CSEP. Between 2008-2010 Dr. Lane was a co-principal investigator with the BC Ministry of Health to lead the research and development of the unique and successful BC Physical Activity Line (PAL) including the infrastructure, resources, and tools. The Physical Activity Line utilizes qualified exercise professionals to provide evidence-based physical activity information to BC residents via telephone and online, along with professional guidance to becoming more physically active across the lifespan. 

Dr. Lane has been instrumental in continuing to lead research and practice as it relates to the health and wellness of the general public from those who are apparently healthy to those with chronic disease. She is currently also a co-investigator of the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy surveillance project for British Columbia. Dr. Lane is a sought-after guest lecturer and clinician for various clinical organizations to provide education and support to individuals undergoing life-changing and lifestyle interventions, as well as regular presentations at provincial and national workshops and conferences.

With over 15 years of volunteer contributions it is challenging to concisely describe Dr. Lane’s role in advancing the health and fitness field within the medical and health care industry. CSEP, and in particular the CSEP-PSP, are sincerely appreciative of Dr. Lane’s agreement to present on behalf of the organization to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology during their 2015 investigation on the Increasing Incidence of Obesity in Canada: Causes, Consequences, and the Way Forward. Dr. Lane’s presentation contributed to a number of report recommendations, including the use of physician counselling through the use of prescriptions for exercise and bridging the gap between exercise professionals and the medical community by preparing and promoting qualified exercise professionals as a valuable part of the healthcare team.

Dr. Lane has demonstrated the utmost generosity with her time, expertise and passion in her commitment to improve the delivery of programs for CSEP with a goal to improve the lives of Canadians through physical activity. Dr. Lane has made a tremendous contribution to the development and production of resources and tools, policies and procedures, and her mentorship, modeling and inspiration to the next generation of exercise professionals is remarkable.The CSEP Professional Standards Program is honoured to recognize Dr. Kirstin Lane for her outstanding contributions to the program and field.

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