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|Dr. Thom McKenzie
Dr. Thom McKenzie

About Dr. Thom McKenzie

Dr. Thom McKenzie is Professor Emeritus in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University and former Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego. A native of Canada, he is a former school teacher, coach, and administrator. He has authored or co-authored nearly 300 papers and book chapters and presented over 500 papers at professional conferences. He is a Fellow of four professional organizations, including the Research Consortium of SHAPE, the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals (NAS). He has received many awards, including the AIESEP International Olympic Committee President’s Prize for research and program development, the Gulick Award (SHAPE America’s highest honor), the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award, and an honorary doctorate from Finland. He is currently an educational and research consultant on numerous projects.