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Faculty & Staff Honors

UMass Amherst Faculty Elected to National Academy of Kinesiology

Kinesiology professor and department chair Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke was inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology during its annual meeting held in Philadelphia, PA, on September 17-19.

[Photo: Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke]

Election to the academy is one of the highest honors for a professor in kinesiology. The academy promotes the study of kinesiology by recognizing scholarly research, through annual meetings, and by awarding honors for contributions to the field of kinesiology. Only 10 new fellows are elected into the academy each year.

An internationally renowned expert on walking as it relates to health across the lifespan, Dr. Tudor-Locke was recognized for her research in the area of physical activity across the lifespan. She has championed the use of objective monitors (pedometers and accelerometers) for measurement and motivation purposes, and has been a leader in addressing questions about “how many steps/day are enough?” and “how many steps/day are too few?”

“I am at once honored and humbled by this recognition that allows me the privilege of standing among the best scholars in kinesiology,” says Dr. Tudor-Locke.

She joins fellow UMass Amherst Kinesiology faculty members Drs. Freedson, Hamill, Kent, and van Emmerik as members of the academy.