UWs Wallhead Achieves Fellow Status in AAHPERD Research Consortium

March 11, 2013
Tristan Wallhead

Tristan Wallhead, associate professor in the University of Wyoming, Division of Kinesiology and Health, will be among seven candidates to be inducted as Research Consortium Fellows by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

He joins approximately 375 fellows in the consortium, a member group of more than 5,500 research scholars and other members of the AAHPERD who have a strong interest in research.

Fellow status is one of the most prestigious honors the Research Consortium can bestow on a member. Fellows are selected based on evidence of scholarship, including research presentations and publications.

Recognition as a fellow in the Research Consortium signifies the development of a focused research agenda with an accompanying publication track record in an area related to human health and physical activity.

“These new Fellows have already made major contributions to their disciplines and are posed to provide outstanding leadership in health and physical activity research and policy in the future," says Research Consortium President Melinda Solmon.

Wallhead came to the United States from England after serving six years as a physical education teacher at a high school with Sports College status. He came to UW in 2004 because of the excellent reputation of the university’s Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET) program.

His research focuses on sport-based physical education curricular programs and currently investigates the effects on students' motivation to participate in extracurricular physical activity programs.

AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals who support and assist those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle. It provides members with resources, support and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public.

Wallhead will be inducted at the AAHPERD convention April 25 in Charlotte, N.C.

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