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Dr. Charles B. Corbin is a professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Arizona State University. He has over 200 published papers and more than 30 books including Concepts of Physical Fitness and Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, which are co-authored with Ruth Lindsey and Greg Welk. In addition to print publication success, Corbin has written and produced more than 50 videos on physical activity and dozens of different computer software packages.
Dr. Corbin, who received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1965, is recognized as a world leader, lecturer, and innovator in physical activity and fitness promotion. In 1999, he was named "Alliance Scholar" by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Other honors bestowed on Dr. Corbin include: "Distinguished Scholar" by the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, AAHPERD Honor Award, the Physical Fitness Council Honor Award (AAHPERD), Better Health and Living National Award, Centennial Distinguished Alumnus Award (University of New Mexico), and Healthy American Fitness Leader (President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Allstate Co., and the National Jaycees).      

Dr. Ruth Lindsey
is a professor emeritus and a recognized national leader in physical activity and fitness with a special expertise in biomechanics, kinesiology, questionable exercises, nutrition, and physical activity for senior adults. She is the author of more than a dozen different books including Concepts of Physical Fitness and Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, which is co-authored with Chuck Corbin and Greg Welk.
Dr. Lindsey's books on body mechanics pioneered the field as well as her research in fitness and wellness texts. Along with serving on numerous national organizations, she is also a lecturer, consultant, and regularly cited in health and fitness publications.
Lindsey received her doctorate from the University of Indiana and served on the faculties of Oklahoma State University and the University of Utah before her extended stay on the faculty at California State University at Long Beach.

Dr. Greg Welk received his Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Iowa (1989) and his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University (1994). He worked at Eastern Michigan University for several years (1994-1996) and developed a fitness and wellness course that was required for all students at the university. He was later employed at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas (1996-1999). In this position, he directed the Childhood and Adolescent Health Division and served as the Scientific Director of the FITNESSGRAM youth fitness program. He currently is at Iowa State University working in the area of physical activity and health promotion. He continues to be involved in the FITNESSGRAM program and also is working with concepts-based fitness education at the undergraduate level. His research focuses on the assessment and promotion of physical activity in children and adolescents. He has over 21 publications and has made more than 44 presentations at national and regional meetings.

Dr. William R. Corbin is a recognized expert in health and wellness. He is well published in the areas of behavioral medicine and addictive behaviors with an expertise in high-risk behaviors. Dr. Corbin received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. He completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina where he received the scientist/practitioner award for his excellence in research and clinical practice and has been recognized by the Research Society on Alcoholism for his work. His research focuses on the relationship between alcohol use and other risk behaviors (i.e., drug use, unsafe sexual practices, and aggression). He is also an experienced teacher in the psychology of adjustment. He focuses on helping students to apply psychological principles and stress management skills in making personal adjustments, in making situational adaptations and in achieving health and wellness. Dr. Corbin currently works on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research training grant at the University of Texas at Austin. In this position, he helps coordinate a National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) grant funded research program evaluating the efficacy of a prevention program among college students at high risk for alcohol-related problems. He remains active clinically, working with college students with alcohol-related problems.


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