Bixby achieves Fellow status from American College of Sports Medicine

Dr. Wally Bixby, assistant professor of exercise science, was recently recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as achieving Fellow status. The American College of Sports Medicine is the leading professional organization in Exercise Science.

According to the American College of Sports Medicine Web site the purpose of ACSM Fellowship is:
• To encourage high standards of professional responsibility and service to the College.
• To promote and encourage a continuing program of professional development.
• To recognize professional achievement and competence in the related disciplines of sports medicine via education, published works, professional practice and a demonstrated interest in and/or contribution to the goals of sports medicine. Persons applying for Fellow status should have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical conduct with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of sports medicine.
• To recognize the candidate who exhibits a deep and ongoing interest and dedication to the goals and long-range activities of the American College of Sports Medicine. Fellows shall have demonstrated active participation in the College by attendance at the national and regional meeting, presentations of papers and involvement in peer and public education (i.e., workshops, symposia, lecture tours, etc.) The candidate should consider the application for advancement to Fellow status to be a request to become more active in the internal affairs of the College, including serving in a leadership capacity. An applicant should not consider Fellow status for personal gratification or enhancement.