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Kinesiology Clout

Professor leads sports medicine organization

Matthew Brothers

Matthew Brothers will soon be leading more than a thousand sports medicine physicians, students, and faculty as president of the Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM).

Dr. Brothers, an associate professor of kinesiology, has been a TACSM member since 2003. He says the organization gives students opportunities to present research, findings, and network with others.

Indeed, at TACSM’s recent Fort Worth conference, UTA’s kinesiology students won numerous awards, including the President’s Cup, won by Sara Peper, an undergraduate.

“It’s a great confidence builder for our students—these are things they can put on their CVs,” Brothers says. “I’m going to continue to emphasize student involvement in the organization.”

David Keller, associate dean and chair of the Department of Kinesiology, notes that Brothers’ appointment is not only an honor for Brothers, but also the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and UTA.

“In addition to the inspiring leadership he will continue to provide, I am looking forward to working closely with him as we plan our 2021 meeting,” says Dr. Keller. “It will be a great opportunity to showcase the college, UTA, and our faculty, staff, and facilities.”

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