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Avery Faigenbaum Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, a professor in TCNJ’s Department of Health and Exercise Science, has been awarded the 2017 Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement by The National Strength and Conditioning Association.

“It is a humbling honor for me to receive this prestigious award for my lifetime contributions to the field of pediatric strength and conditioning.” Dr. Faigenbaum said. “I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the National Strength and Conditioning Association and all of the students, coaches, teachers, researchers and health care providers who have supported my work over the past 30 years.”

Dr. Faigenbaum joined the TCNJ faculty in 2004. He teaches a range of courses covering health promotion, pediatric exercise science, and clinical exercise physiology. His research interests focus on youth resistance training, long-term athletic development, and preventive medicine.

Dr. Faigenbaum is a fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine, and serves as associate editor of Pediatric Exercise Science and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

He was elected board vice president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2005 and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Fitness and Sports from 1998 to 2004. He received the Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1999 and the Editorial Excellence Award from the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2003.

Dr. Faigenbaum has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, 40 book chapters and 10 books, and has been lead or co-author on several position statement papers on youth resistance training. He also has been an invited speaker at more than 300 conferences throughout the United States, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, and Spain.

Considered by many to be a preeminent scholar in the field of pediatric resistance training, Dr. Faigenbaum continues to share his knowledge with others at conferences and professional meetings worldwide.

Dr. Faigenbaum received his BS, MS and EdD from Boston University, and previously taught at the University of Massachusetts and Lasell College.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association dedicated to advancing the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.

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