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In Memoriam: Former ACSM President Jack H. Wilmore, Ph.D., FACSM

by User Not Found | Nov 25, 2014
It is with sadness that ACSM notes the passing of Dr. Jack H. Wilmore, ACSM  president during 1978-79. Wilmore was the recipient of the ACSM Citation Award in 1984 and the ACSM Honor Award in 2006. He was also editor-in-chief of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews from 1972-1975. See a timeline of Wilmore's extensive contributions to the field of exercise science here.

During Jack's career, he was awarded more than $2,700,000 in research grants from the National Institutes of Health, NASA and the United States Air Force. He published 317 research articles, 55 chapters in edited books and authored or co-authored 15 books. He also was a consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Lakers, and Kings, as well as the California Angels and San Francisco 49ers.

Wilmore earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a doctorate in physical education from the University of Oregon. During his career, he was an associate professor at Ithaca College, University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Davis. He served as head of the physical education department at University of Arizona, head of the kinesiology and health education department at the University of Texas Austin and head of the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M.

Read reflections on Dr. Wilmore's passing from esteemed ACSM colleagues Dr. Jim Skinner and Dr. Claude Bouchard

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