The Evolution of Physical Activity Assessment-From Minnesota to Massachusetts
March 26, 2018
Life Science Laboratories
UMass Amherst Campus
The Department of Kinesiology welcomes Barbara Ainsworth, Regents’ Professor at the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University, to campus for a guest lecture.
Ainsworth's research focuses on the assessment of physical activity in populations, the evaluation of physical activity questionnaires, and physical activity in women. She is best known as the lead author for the Adult Compendium of Physical Activities, an exhaustive list of the energy cost of human physical activities.
“Dr. Ainsworth is an internationally renowned researcher and an undisputed world leader in physical activity assessment,” says Professor of Kinesiology and seminar host Catrine Tudor-Locke.
Ainsworth is a Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Kinesiology. She is a recipient of the ACSM Citation and Honor Awards and the SHAPE America McKenzie Award. In 2015 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and has also has served on the President’s Council and the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport Scientific Committees.
Ainsworth's lecture is a part of the Department of Kinesiology Graduate Seminar Series, and is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.