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2020 NSCA Boyd Epley Award

Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award

Terry Housh

Professor

1984 Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1979 MPE, Exercise Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1977 B.A., Physical Education and Health Education K-12, Doane College

Dr. Terry J. Housh is Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences. His primary areas of study include muscle function and performance in addition to the health-related aspect of nutritional supplementation. 

Dr. Housh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Health Education K-12 from Doane College in Crete, NE in 1977, a Master of Physical Education degree, and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1979 and 1984, respectively, under the mentorship of Dr. Glen O. Johnson and Dr. Bill Thorland.

Over his career, Dr. Housh has co-authored over 340 peer-reviewed publications, over 340 national and international research presentations, and twelve books in the areas of exercise and sports physiology. He has received Fellow status from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Dr. Housh’s accomplishments have received recognition with awards including Educator of the Year, Outstanding Sports Scientist, President’s Award, and the Editorial Excellence Award from the NSCA. In 2009, the NSCA designated the “Terry J. Housh Young Investigator Award” in his honor, and in 2020, Dr. Housh received the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Currently, Dr. Housh has 22 former doctoral students in higher education positions from assistant professor to Vice Chancellor.

Dr Housh at Weight Bench.

Teaching

NUTR 484/884: Physiology of Exercise

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2020, NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award2009, NSCA established the "Terry J. Housh Young Investigator" Award1998, National Strength and Conditioning Association Outstanding Sports Scientist Award1991, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching and Learning Center, Demonstration Teacher of Large Classes1990, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching and Learning Center’s List of Lecture Classes for New Faculty to Observe1990-1996, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching Council and Parents Association Recognition Award1990, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teachers College Distinguished Teaching Award
Experience
2005 to Present, Professor, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1992 to 2005, Associate Professor, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1986-1992, Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty Fellow, Director of Human Performance Laboratory and Co-Director of Center for Youth Fitness and Sports Research, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1984-1986, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Physical Education, Portland State University1981-1984, Graduate Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1979-1981, Fitness-Testing Technician, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1978-1979, Graduate Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1977-1978, Assistant Physical Director, Lincoln, Nebraska YMCA
Memberships
Fellow, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) & American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)American College of Sports Medicine, Northland ChapterAmerican Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Fellow Research Consortium)Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and DanceNational Strength and Conditioning AssociationNorth American Society for Pediatric Exercise MedicineInternational Society of Electrophysiology and KinesiologyAmerican Society of Exercise Physiologists