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COE professor wins sports medicine award

Rod Dishman
College of Education professor Rod Dishman was named one of the American College of Sports Medicine's Citation Award winners for his exercise science research.

The American College of Sports Medicine recently named College of Education professor Rod Dishman among its 2016 Citation Award winners.

This award is one of ACSM’s most prestigious, and it recognizes individuals who have made “outstanding contributions to the fields of sports medicine and/or exercise science.” Dishman and other award winners will be recognized at the ACSM’s annual meeting at the end of May.

Dishman is a professor of exercise science and director of the kinesiology department’s Exercise Physiology Laboratory. His research into the relationship between mental health and physical activity helped coin the phrase “exercise adherence,” and his groundbreaking work on understanding regular participation in physical activity led to his appointment to the Scientific Advisory Committee to craft physical activity guidelines for Americans.

The author or co-author of nine books and hundreds of publications and book chapters, he also has served on editorial boards for leading journals in exercise science. And as principal or co-investigator, Dishman has received grants totaling more than $17 million.