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Every year the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Managment at NC State University recognizes a professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the parks, recreation, tourism, sport or golf profession at the state, national, or international level.

The award is designed to recognize individuals who are not graduates of the NC State Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Recipients must be a practicing professional for at least twenty (20) years.

We are excited to recognize Dr. Jim Sallis as the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

DrSallisJames F. Sallis, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and Director of Active Living Research. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. He has made contributions in the areas of measurement, correlates of physical activity, intervention, and advocacy. His health improvement programs have been studied and used in health care settings, schools, universities, and companies. He is an author of over 500 scientific publications, co-author of several books, on the editorial boards of several journals, and one of the world’s most cited authors in the social sciences.

Dr. Sallis has received awards for his science from the American College of Sports Medicine, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and American Psychological Association Division of Health Psychology. He received a lifetime achievement award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. His current focus is using research to inform policy and environmental changes that will increase physical activity and reduce childhood obesity. He is a frequent consultant to universities, health organizations, and corporations worldwide. Dr. Sallis frequently appears in major media outlets, and Time Magazine identified him as an “obesity warrior”. Visit Dr. Sallis’ website.

See a list of previous winners:

The Lifetime Achievement Award Archive