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10 Years as Legal Columnist: A Review and Personal Perspective

Eickhoff-Shemek, JoAnn M. Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: February 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 34–37
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e318201cfa5
COLUMNS: The Legal Aspects

JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP, is a professor and the coordinator of the undergraduate exercise science program at the University of South Florida in Tampa. At her former institution, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she served as the coordinator of the master’s degree program in health and fitness management. Dr. Eickhoff-Shemek’s teaching and research focus on legal liability and risk management issues in the health/fitness field. She has taught a graduate legal aspects/risk management course for exercise science and health/fitness majors for 12 years and is the lead author of a groundbreaking and comprehensive textbook entitled Risk Management for Health/Fitness Professionals: Legal Issues and Strategies published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in 2009. Coauthors are David L. Herbert, J.D., and Daniel P. Connaughton, Ed.D. Dr. Eickhoff-Shemek is ACSM Health/Fitness Director® certified and ACSM Exercise Test TechnologistSM certified, and a fellow of ACSM and the former Association of Worksite Health Promotion.

© 2011 American College of Sports Medicine.