John P. McCarthy, Ph.D. ,was named a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA) during the NSCA Annual Coaches Conference on January 8-9 in Dallas, Texas. McCarthy was the only one selected during this round of reviews which takes place twice a year. He is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He will be honored for his Fellowship distinction during the national conference awards reception in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 8.
McCarthy has been a member of NSCA for more than 20 years and has served on several state and national committees. Currently, McCarthy is the secretary/treasurer of the NSCA and serves on the board of directors as the sports medicine professional member. He is also the chair of the NSCA finance committee and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research as well as Strength and Conditioning Journal. In addition, McCarthy is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and currently serves as the co-chair of the ACSM strength and conditioning specialties interest group.
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. McCarthy has recently presented at the NSCA National Conference and ACSM National Conference.
The NSCA is an international nonprofit educational association with nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. The NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings. Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field.