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ASU LogoRelease Date: Oct. 19, 2010

Angelo State PT Prof Wins State Research Award

Dr. Scott Hasson, professor and head of Angelo State University’s Department of Physical Therapy, has received the 2010 Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher Award from the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to physical therapy through excellence in research. Hasson will receive his award at the 2010 TPTA Annual Conference/Student Conclave on Saturday, Oct. 23, in Arlington.

An ASU faculty member since 2007, Hasson has been conducting research and publishing his findings since 1982. His research has run the gamut of physical therapy issues, including muscle physiology, muscle soreness, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, total joint arthroplasty, muscle fatigue, anterior cruciate ligament injury and case reports. His 55 peer-reviewed research articles have been cited more than 600 times, and he has also produced a textbook, “Clinical Exercise Physiology.”

Since 1985, Hasson has received research funding in excess of $3 million from multiple entities, including NASA, the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, Department of Education and Proctor & Gamble.

Editor of the international journal Physiotherapy Theory and Practice since 1996, Hasson is also a manuscript reviewer for numerous publications, including Journal of Applied Physiology, Arthritis Care and Research, Rheumatism, Physical Therapy, and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and previously served as associate editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy.

Hasson earned his doctoral degree in exercise science from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Organized in 1930 as a state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, the TPTA is the representative body for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students in Texas. Its members support the physical therapy profession and represent all areas of practice from orthopedics to education. There are 13 TPTA districts in Texas and more than 4,000 members.

For more information, contact Hasson at 325-942-2547.

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