Dr. Kati Pasanen
Faculty of Kinesiology
McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
Child Health & Wellness Researcher
Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
PhD. Injury Prevention, University of Tampere, 2009
MSc. Physiotherapy/Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, 2005
BSc, PT Physiotherapy, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, 1999
High Performance Coach Certification Eerikkila Sport Institute & SSBL, 2008
Teacher of Health Sciences University of Jyväskylä, 2005
Sport Massage Therapist Sport Institute of Eastern Finland, 1996
Physical Education Instructor Varala Sport Insitute, 1994
Adapted Physical Education Instructor Sport Institute of Eastern Finland, 1992
Dr. Kati Pasanen is originally from Finland. She completed her BSc Physiotherapy degree at the Karelia University in 1999, MSc in Health Sciences at the University of Jyvaskyla in 2005, and PhD in injury prevention at the University of Tampere in 2009. Before moving to Calgary, she worked as a Research and Development Manager in the Tampere Research Center of Sports Medicine at the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland. Since early 1990s to 2017, she also worked as a high-performance coach for hundreds of elite team sport athletes. In May 2017, she accepted her current position at the University of Calgary.
Areas of Research
Dr. Kati Pasanen is the Director of the Clinical Biomechanics Lab, and Co-Lead of the Integrative Neuromuscular Sport Performance Laboratory (INSPL). Her scientific work is focused on prevention of sport injuries in team sports, and she has a special interest in prevention of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes. Her ongoing projects include epidemiological, clinical, biomechanical, and experimental studies investigating: (1) athletes’ running, cutting, and landing biomechanics, (2) mechanisms and risk factors of lower extremity injuries, and (3) effects of different fitness training programs on running, cutting, and landing biomechanics and on the risk of lower extremity injuries.
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|KNES 372||Foundations of Sport Medicine|
|KNES 377||Sport Injury Prevention|
|KNES 503.55||Special Topics in Kinesiology (Sport Injury Prevention)||Winter 2018|
|KNES 504.07||Directed Studies (Wearable Technology)||Fall 2019|
|KNES 504.06||Directed Studies (3D Motion Capture)||Fall 2019|
- Physiotherapist of the Year, Finnish Association of Physiotherapists (FAP). 2017
- The Sports Medicine Research Award of Finland 2008, Finnish Society of Sport Sciences. 2008
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