Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Medicine & Healthcare

Human Kinetics’ authors honoured

acsm-logoEvery year the American College of Sports Medicine recognises individuals or groups who have made significant and important contributions to sports medicine or the exercise sciences.

This year’s awards have just been announced and of the six given, three went to these Human Kinetics’ authors.

Honor Award

barry-franklinBarry A Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM. the citation read ‘The ACSM Honor Award is granted to an individual with a distinguished career of outstanding scientific, service and leadership contributions to the exercise science community, and Dr. Franklin is fully deserving of this recognition for all that he has brought to the exercise science community’.

His books include:
Resistance Training for Health and Rehabilitation
Pollock’s Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation
Training Techniques in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Citation Awards

louise-burkeDr. Louise M. Burke, ACSM Fellow and Head of the Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport and her citation read ‘For her vision, dedication, and energy in developing education programmes and promoting the profession of sports nutrition, for her service as a personal role model for that profession, for her research on sports nutrition and for her development and management of the Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport as a best practice model for other institutions, Dr. Burke is most worthy to receive the ACSM Citation Award.’

She is the author of:
Practical Sports Nutrition

carl-fosterCarl Foster, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse. His citation read, ‘By inclination and professional training Dr. Foster is an exercise physiologist with very broad interests ranging from clinical exercise physiology to elite sport physiology. He is Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and Director of Research in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Graduate Programme at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’.

He is the author of:
Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness

We extend our congratulations to all three.


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