South Shore Chamber Of Commerce: Westcott Receives Sports Medicine Award


Wayne Westcott, Ph. D., chair of the exercise science program at Quincy College, has received the Honor Award from the New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM).

The Honor Award has been bestowed annually since 1986 and “recognizes a member who has provided significant contributions to both NEACSM and the field of exercise science.” Dr. Westcott received the award at the NEACSM annual conference in Providence, RI, where he also presented the results of research studies on weight loss and weight maintenance conducted at Quincy College.

“There is no more deserving recipient of our organization’s highest honor than Dr. Westcott,” said Peter Ronai, NEACSM past president and a clinical professor of exercise science at Sacred Heart University. “He is a passionate educator, an internationally recognized researcher, a prolific author and a gracious mentor who, throughout his career, has always embodied the very best aspects of our profession.”

“For decades, Dr. Westcott has been a legendary presence both on our campus and in our community,” said Richard DeCristofaro, Ed. D., President of Quincy College. “We thank him for his commitment to generations of students and to the good health of our region, and we congratulate him on this special recognition that comes from a lifetime of achievement.”

In addition to his role at Quincy College, Dr. Westcott has authored 30 books, published 95 peer-reviewed research and academic papers, and has been a strength training consultant for a number of organizations including the US Air Force, the US Coast Guard, the US Navy, and six National Football League teams. He previously was the long-time fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA, and now serves the organization in a consulting role.

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