Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1997
M.S., University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 1984
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1982
EXMS 150 - Introduction to Exercise Science
EXMS 260 - Adapted Physical Activity
EXMS 263 - Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Postural control and fall risk in adults with multiple sclerosis
Physical and psychological outcomes of exercise for individuals with multiple sclerosis
Physical activity and health in people with multiple sclerosis
Current projects include:
Kasser SL, Jacobs JV, Ford M, Tourville TW. Effects of balance-specific exercises on balance, physical activity, and quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation 2015, DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1019008
Kasser SL, Jacobs JV. Understanding and treating balance impairment in multiple sclerosis. JCOM 2014;21(9):419-431.
Kasser SL, Jacobs JV, Littenberg B, Foley JT, Cardinal BJ, Maddalozzo GF. Exploring physical activity in women with multiple sclerosis: associations with fear of falling and underlying impairments. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2014;93:461-469. PMID: 24398582.
Padgett P, Kasser SL. Exercise for managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Phys Ther J 2013;93:723-728.
Kasser SL, Rizzo T. An exploratory study of fitness practitioner intentions toward fitness programming for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Disabil Health J 2013;6:188-194. PMID: 23769477.
Kasser SL, Lytle RK. Inclusive physical activity: promoting health for a lifetime (2nd Ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2013.
Padgett PK, Jacobs JV, Kasser SL. Is the BESTest at its best? A suggested brief version based on inter-rater reliability, validity, internal consistency, and theoretical construct. Phys Ther J 2013;92(9):1197-1207.
Kasser SL, Kosma M. Health beliefs and physical activity behavior in adults with multiple sclerosis. Disabil Health J 2012;5(4):261-268.
Jacobs JV, Kasser SL. Balance impairment in people with multiple sclerosis: Preliminary evidence for the Balance Evaluation Systems Test. Gait Posture 2012;36(3):414-8.
Jacobs JV, Kasser SL. Effects of dual tasking on the postural performance of people with and without multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. J Neurol 2011;259(6):1166-1176. (Abstract)
Kasser SL, Jacobs JV, Foley JT, Cardinal BJ, Maddalozzo GF. A prospective evaluation of balance, gait, and strength to predict falling in women with multiple sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92:1840-6. (Abstract)
Kasser SL. (2009). Exercising with multiple sclerosis: insights into meaning and motivation. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 2009;26(3):274-289. (Abstract)Kasser SL, Lytle R. Inclusive physical activity across the lifespan. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, 2005.
Kasser SL, McCubbin JA, Hooker K. Variability in constraints and functional competence in adults with multiple sclerosis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2003;82(7):517-525. (Abstract)Kasser SL, Stuart ME. Psychological well-being and exercise behavior in adults with and without multiple sclerosis. Clin Kines 2001;55(4):81-86.
Kasser SL, Rose DJ, Clark S. (1999). Balance training for adults with multiple sclerosis: multiple case studies. Neurol Report 1999;23(1):5-12.
North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
Multiple Sclerosis Consortium
Greater New England Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society