National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

Dr. Charles B. Corbin
Department of Exercise and Wellness 
Arizona State University-East

Dr. Charles B. "Chuck" Corbin has been a professor at Arizona State University since 1982.  He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University-East in Mesa, AZ. He is the senior author, sole author, or editor of more than 70 books and has written chapters in more than 15 others.  Fitness for Life (5th ed.) winner of the Texty Award of the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), Concepts of Physical Fitness(12th ed.) winner of the McGuffey Award (TAA), and Concepts of Fitness and Wellness (6th ed.) are the most widely adopted high school and college texts in the area of fitness and wellness.  Dr. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health and wellness promotion, and youth physical fitness. He has keynoted more than 35 state AHPERD Conventions and had made major addresses in Brazil, Ireland, England, Australia and in various European countries. He has presented numerous named lectures including the Cureton Lecture at ACSM, the Hanna, Sargent, and Distinguished Scholar Lectures at NAKPEHE, the Prince Phillip Lecture at the British Physical Education Association, and the Weiss and Alliance Scholar Lectures at AAHPERD. Dr. Corbin has published more than 175 professional, research and popular articles and has served on numerous national boards including the Fitnessgram Advisory Board.  He is a past president and Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, a fellow in the North American Society for HPERD Professionals, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a life member of AAHPERD. Among the awards he has received are the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award (President's Council, National Jaycees),  AAHPERD Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, the COPEC Hanson Award, and the Distinguished Service Award of the Presidentπs Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Dr. Corbin was named the Alliance Scholar by AAHPERD and the Distinguished Scholar of NAKPEHE. He was recently elected to the NASPE Hall of Fame and is currently the chair of the newly created Scientific Committee of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.