Professor Earns Sports Medicine/Rehab Honors

Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Ben Reuter earns accolade from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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Dr. Ben Reuter, an associate professor in the Department of Exercise Sciences and Sport Studies, has been selected as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year for 2020. 

The award winner is chosen based contributions to the field of sports medicine and to the NSCA, a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world. 

Reuter, who has been a member of the NSCA since 1988 and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) since 1990, is the 19th recipient of the award, which began in 2001. He also holds an athletic training certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association. 

He edited and co-authored a chapter in the NSCA's Developing Endurance (Sport Performance) as well as co-authored chapters in the NSCA's Essentials of Strength and Conditioning and the NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training. He also serves as an associate editor-in-chief, as well as podcast and flexibility and rehabilitation tips columns editor for the Strength and Conditioning Journal.  

“It is an honor to receive this award,” Reuter said. “My mentors taught me that a professional organization is only as strong as the willingness of its members to volunteer and contribute. I continue to be actively involved with the NSCA because of the knowledge I gain as well as the opportunity to work with other professionals literally across the world.” 

Due to the cancellation of this year’s NSCA national conference to COVID-19 concerns, Reuter will receive special recognition of his accomplishment at the 2021 event in Orlando, Fla.