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December 15, 2014

Adelphi’s Wygand is a sports medicine fellow

johnwygandcorrected_optAdelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education announces that John Wygand, M.A. has been awarded the American College of Sports Medicine Fellow (ACSM.) The honor, which is typically reserved for those with a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Education, Doctor of Public Health or an equivalent, recognizes outstanding professional achievement in research and/or service in the field.  This is the pinnacle of his involvement with the ACSM over the last 30 years.

Professor Wygand has taught at Adelphi since 1985 where he is the Director of Undergraduate Programs in Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy in the Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education, Sport Management (ESHSPESM). Wygand also serves as the Director of the Institute of Sports Medicine and his responsibilities include the Adult Fitness Program and CHANGE, which is a teenage obesity intervention program in conjunction with Winthrop University Hospital.  He is co-chair of the university’s Wellness Committee.

Wygand’s primary research interests are in clinical exercise physiology and sports performance physiology.  Over the past several years he has mentored Sports Medicine Fellows from the North Shore-LIJ (NSLIJ) Health System. He has served as a primary or co-investigator for over 200 research projects and has presented papers at the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting every year for the past 30 years. 

About the American College of Sports Medicine: The ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. It is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. 

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