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Foundations of physical activity and public health
Harold W. Kohl
Human Kinetics
UK Publication Date

Textbook for upper-level undergraduate courses in physical activity and
public health. A reference for public health professionals, health
promotion specialists, and exercise scientists interested in physical
activity and health; preparation text for the ACSM/NPAS Physical
Activity in Public Health Specialist certification.

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Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology
and kinesiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health
Austin Regional Campus and the University of Texas at Austin. Before
this appointment, he served as lead epidemiologist and team leader in
the Physical Activity and Health Branch of the Division of Nutrition and
Physical Activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in

He has worked since 1984 in the area of physical activity and health,
including conducting research, developing and evaluating intervention
programs for adults and children, and developing and advising on policy
issues. He earned his doctorate in epidemiology and community health
studies at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center School
of Public Health and a master's of science degree in public health at
the University of South Carolina. Kohl's other areas of specialization
are biostatistics and health promotion.

His research interests include current focuses on physical activity,
exercise, fitness and health, and sports medicine surveillance systems
for musculoskeletal injuries. In his recent efforts, he has concentrated
on national and international physical activity surveillance and
epidemiology issues as well as program development and evaluation
studies for the promotion of school-based physical activity for children
and adolescents.

Kohl has served as an elected trustee and is a fellow of the American
College of Sports Medicine and is a fellow in the National Academy of
Kinesiology. He is the founding president of the International Society
for Physical Activity and Health. He has served in an editorial capacity
for several scientific journals and is currently coeditor of the Journal
of Physical Activity and Health
. He has published more than 150
articles, chapters, and monographs in the scientific literature.

Tinker D. Murray, PhD, is a professor of health and human
performance at Texas State University in San Marcos. He earned his PhD
in physical education from Texas A&M University in 1984. His research
interests include school-based and clinical-based youth physical
activity interventions for the prevention of obesity and diabetes,
continuing education opportunities for coaching education, and personal
fitness and training applications related to exercise physiology.

From 1982 to 1984, Murray served as director of cardiac rehabilitation
at Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was twice recognized for his
exceptional performance. Since 1984, he has been at Southwest Texas and
Texas State University, where he served as the director of employee
wellness from 1984 to 1988 and director of the exercise performance
laboratory from 1984 to 2000. He was a volunteer assistant cross country
and track coach at Southwest Texas from 1985 to 1988 and helped win
three Gulf Star Conference titles.

From 1985 to 1988, he was a subcommittee member for the Governor's
Commission on Physical Fitness that developed the Fit Youth Today
Program. He served as lecturer and examiner for the USA Track and Field
Level II Coaching Certification Program from 1988 to 2008 and as the
vice chair of the Governor's Commission for Physical Fitness in Texas
from 1993 to 1994. He has worked with the Texas High School Coaches
Association (THSCA) since 2003 as a facilitator with the Professional
Development Cooperative, which promotes continuing education

Murray is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and
certified as an ACSM program director. He was a two-time president of
the Texas regional chapter of ACSM (1987 and 1994). He served on the
national ACSM Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2001. In the fall of 2003,
he was a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. He has
been a member of the International Society for Physical Activity and
Health (ISPAH) since 2009 and has attended all three biann

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Exercise.|Kinesiology.|Public health.
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