Sport and Exercise Sciences professor Zacharias Papadakis has been named Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the most prestigious distinction within the professional organization.
Dr. Zacharias Papadakis has been named Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world’s largest sports medicine and exercise science organization. The most prestigious distinction within the organization, Fellowship is granted to longtime members who have provided significant service to ACSM and its professional community.
Since its founding, in 1954, ACSM has grown to comprise more than 50,000 members from 90 countries and representing 70 sports medicine professions. Roughly 5% of members have been elevated to the rank of Fellow. The title recognizes education and training, professional qualifications, published works, and ethical conduct.
In his work with Barry University’s College of Health and Wellness, Dr. Papadakis is tireless in both his research endeavors and his commitments to his students. Visit his lab, and you’ll find research in action. His work focuses on understanding how the human body responds and adapts to continuous moderate-intensity exercise and high-intensity interval exercise and training programs. Studies he designs and oversees involve complex analyses of exercise intensity in conjunction with psychological, nutritional, and pharmaceutical stimuli and how the body’s responses influence cardiometabolic processes.
Dr. Papadakis will be officially recognized at ACSM’s annual international meeting on June 2, 2023 in Denver.