Cal Poly Kinesiology Professor Named American College of Sports Medicine Fellow
June 24, 2014
Contact: Todd Hagobian
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Kinesiology Professor Todd Hagobian has been named a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), one of the organization's highest honors. As a fellow, Hagobian will have the opportunity to work with prominent researchers, clinicians and policy-shapers in the field of sports medicine and exercise science.
"The greatest strength of ACSM is its diversity. The fellowship will allow me to work with people who are nationally recognized in a number of specialties and collaborate with them on future research projects," Hagobian said.
Hagobian hopes these partnerships will enrich opportunities for Cal Poly students. "I plan to bring projects here and include students," Hagobian said. "There are also high-caliber, research-focused institutions near us that we can collaborate with, which may lead to summer internships for students." Hagobian named Stanford and UCLA as possible internship locations.
ACSM has 50,000 members, from a wide range of professions focused on exercise science, including doctors, scientists and personal trainers. Only 1,500 of the members are fellows. ACSM integrates scientific research with practice to make policy recommendations in the area of physical activity and health. The organization helped shape the U.S. government's first official physical activity recommendations.
As a fellow, Hagobian will participate in these policy-related efforts and continue to contribute relevant research.