National Strength and Conditioning Association honors Terry Housh with lifetime achievement award
22 Jul 2020
The National Strength and Conditioning Association has announced that Terry Housh, director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory and professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is the 2020 recipient of the Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Awarded since 1993, the Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement honors individuals who exhibit historical impact, achievements, and dedication to the NSCA over the course of their career. This award is named after Boyd Epley, founder of the NSCA, and is considered the most prestigious award a member of the NSCA can achieve. Epley also created the Husker Power Strength and Conditioning program.
“I am honored to receive the Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement from the NSCA. I consider it a team award shared by all of the students that I have had the pleasure to work with at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.”
Over his career, 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. His primary research interests are growth and development in young athletes and muscle function. He is an associate editor for The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and reviews for a number of other journals including Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Journal of Applied Physiology, and Pediatric Exercise Science.
Housh has received fellow status from the NSCA and the American College of Sports Medicine. His accomplishments have received recognition with awards including the Educator of the Year, Outstanding Sports Scientist, President’s Award and Editorial Excellence Award from the NSCA. In 2009, the NSCA named an award the “Terry J. Housh Young Investigator Award” in his honor. Currently, Housh has 22 former doctoral students in higher education positions from assistant professor to dean.
Housh earned a bachelor of arts degree in physical education and health education K-12 from Doane College in 1977, and master of physical education degree and doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Nebraska in 1979 and 1984, respectively, under the mentorship of Glen O. Johnson and Bill Thorland.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 National Conference because of the public health concerns of COVID-19, Housh will receive special recognition for this award at the 2021 NSCA National Conference, which will be held July 7 – 10, 2021 in Orlando.
Founded in 1978, the National Strength and Conditioning Association is a nonprofit association of 60,000 members dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world. It is regarded as the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning.
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