John P. McCarthy, Ph.D., was named a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) during its annual national Coaches Conference Jan. 8-9, 2011, in Dallas. McCarthy, who was the only fellow selected, is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the UAB School of Health Professions.
McCarthy has been a member of NSCA for more than 20 years and has served on several state and national committees. He is the secretary/treasurer of the NSCA and is on the board of directors as the sports medicine professional member. He also chairs the NSCA finance committee and is an associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Strength and Conditioning Journal. In addition, McCarthy is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and co-chairs its strength and conditioning specialties interest group.