UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on August 24, 2012
John McCarthy, PT, Ph.D., received the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s 2012 Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Professional of the Year Award. McCarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, was presented the award at the NSCA’s National Conference in Providence, RI in July.
The award is given to a NSCA member whose work and contributions have significantly impacted the field of sports medicine or rehabilitation for athletes. The general NSCA membership submits nominations and the winner is selected by the Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Special Interest Group Awards Ad Hoc Committee using written evaluation criteria.
McCarthy is a Fellow of both the NSCA and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has served on several national committees for the NSCA and ACSM including recently serving as the secretary/treasurer and board of directors’ member for the NSCA. Currently, McCarthy serves on editorial boards for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Strength and Conditioning Journal.
As an exercise physiologist and a physical therapist, McCarthy's expertise is primarily in resistance exercise training, concurrent aerobic and resistance training and therapeutic exercise program design. Specifically, his proficiency is in strength and conditioning for performance enhancement, rehabilitation, and disease and disability prevention; and the physiological mechanisms underlying training adaptations.