Tudor-Locke and Alhassan chosen as officers of American College of Sports Medicine

University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke and Associate Professor Sofiya Alhassan

From left: Catrine Tudor-Locke
and Sofiya Alhassan

March 8, 2017

Kinesiology’s Catrine Tudor-Locke, Professor and Chair, and Sofiya Alhassan, Associate Professor, are among the recently chosen 2017-18 officers for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Tudor-Locke is one of two Vice Presidents for ACSM, and Alhassan will be one of two Trustees for Education and Allied Health. They will assume office at the conclusion of ACSM’s Annual Meeting May 30-June 3, in Denver, CO.

ACSM notes on its website that it is “dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine”. Over 50,000 people are members of ACSM, including clinicians, academics, scientists, and health and fitness professionals.

Tudor-Locke is an expert the on relationship between walking and health through the lifespan, and has championed the use of activity monitors like pedometers for both accurate measures and motivation. Alhassan’s research examines connections between physical activity in the prevention of obesity among children.