Zhu Earns SHAPE America’s Distinguished Service Award

Weimo Zhu.jpgWeimo Zhu, professor of kinesiology and community health, has been selected to receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s Research Council. Dr. Zhu is an international authority on measurement theory in the field of kinesiology, having authored seven scholarly books with another in progress, and 15 book chapters with an additional chapter at press. He has served as editor-in-chief of the journal Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport since 2013 after editing the journal’s measurement section from 1999-2005. Dr. Zhu currently serves as a member of the editorial board for nine other scholarly journals and has overseen other publications during his career.

He has contributed greatly to the measurement of physical activity, especially in the areas of child fitness, workplace activity and aging, earning designation as a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine; the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance – SHAPE America’s precursor – and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, as well as a member of the Science Board on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Dr. Zhu will receive his award at the 2018 SHAPE National Convention and Expo in Nashville on March 20-24.