Dr. Stephanie Kerr









About Stephanie

Stephanie was born and raised in Puyallup Washington and graduated a Puyallup Viking.  She received her B.S. degree in Health & Physical Education and her M.S. in Exercise Science from Washington State University, traveling to Hungary to study the Hungarian methods of training female weightlifters.  She received her PhD in Education/Sports Pedagogy from the University of Idaho focusing on physical identity development of adolescent girls and boys in physical education weight training.  Stephanie enjoys international coaching education and taught exercise physiology and kinetic anatomy online for the North Atlantic Training Institute in Iceland.  Stephanie coached strength and conditioning at Division I with Washington State University, University of Nebraska and University of Washington with football and the Olympic sports.  Stephanie is a national champion in Olympic-Style weightlifting, a Women’s Team member for the America’s Cup, served as the NSCA National Women’s Committee Chair , US Weightlifting Women’s Chair and Liaison to the USOC Task Force for Women and Minorities, and was a recipient of the NSCA scholarship award.  Stephanie has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 1988, a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) by the NSCA, certified by the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)– CEP (certified exercise physiologist), and ACSM – Wellcoach certified.  Stephanie lives in Olympia Washington with her two sons, Liam and Kellen, and her husband Andrew.

Past Strength Coaching Experiences, Roles, and Achievements

  • Strength and conditioning and track and field – high school and college level- Washington and California
  • NSCA RSCC recognized
  • NSCA National Women’s’ Committee member
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist all sports, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach all sports, Assistant Track and Field Coach, Point Loma Nazarene University 
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for football, track and field, softball, tennis, gymnastics, swimming and soccer, University of Washington
  • Assistant Track and Field Coach, Pacific Lutheran University,
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning to Track and Field, University of Nebraska
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for football, track and field, soccer and crew, Washington State University
  • Past Washington State Director National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association State Clinic Speaker
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association National Convention Speaker
  • Collegiate Weightlifting Committee Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Championship gold & silver medalist Olympic style weightlifting
  • Olympic Sport Festival gold medalist
  • Women’s Sport Foundation Grant Recipient
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Scholarship Recipient
  • Women’s Committee National Chair, United States Weightlifting Federation
  • Women’s Committee, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member Task force for Women and Minorities, United States Olympic Committee
  • United States Weightlifting Representative to the United States Olympic Committee
  • Women’s National Team Member, United States Weightlifting Federation, Olympic Training Center
  • Director of Practical Education, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Lincoln, NE


  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
  • Principles of Lifespan Fitness and Health
  • Exercise Physiology and Lab
  • Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription
  • Research in Exercise Science
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Kinetic Anatomy