Last modified: Monday, February 6, 2012
IU's Mohammad Torabi honored by International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 6, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Mohammad Torabi, interim dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University, has been awarded the President's Special Plaque from the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance.
The award is in appreciation and recognition for Torabi's outstanding meritorious service to the organization and the field. He received the award recently during the council's 53rd Anniversary World Congress & Exposition meeting in Cairo.
Torabi has served as editor of the Health Education Monograph Series, assistant research editor of the Journal of School Health and a research editor for the American Journal of Health Behavior. His numerous leadership positions in professional associations include serving as a member of the national executive board of the American School Health Association, at-large member of the National Council of the American Lung Association, board member of the American Association for Health Education and member of the national executive committee of Eta Sigma Gamma, a health science honorary. He served as president of the American Academy of Health Behavior and as vice president for the North American regional office of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education. Torabi has also served as president of the American Lung Association of Indiana and president of the IU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.
Torabi's contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, such as the Research Council Award of the American School Health Association and the Midwest District Scholar of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He also received the Outstanding Researcher Award by the School of HPER, IU's President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, the School of HPER Outstanding Teacher Award, the Murray Auerbach Medal of the American Lung Association of Indiana, the National Distinguished Service Award by the American School Health Association, the IU Distinguished Service Award and the IU W. George Pinnell Award for outstanding service.
Torabi's research focus is in the area of measurement and evaluation of school and public health education programs and factors associated with health behavior. His research extends into health promotion and key factors related to individuals' decisions in the prevention of drug abuse, cancer and HIV/AIDS infection. His research is published extensively in a variety of major journals in the field. Torabi has served as a research consultant for various state and national organizations including governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and he has presented his research at major national and international conferences.
The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, founded in 1958, is the largest membership-based international umbrella organization that includes professors, researchers and coaches in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, sport and related areas, as well as educational or research institutions and departments.
About the School of HPER
Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation encompasses a broad spectrum of academic interests and professional fields. The School of HPER offers nearly 50 undergraduate and advanced degree programs through its departments of Applied Health Science, Kinesiology, Environmental Health, and Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies. To further its health and wellness initiative, Campus Recreational Sports provides sport and fitness services for the IU community and the public. More information can be found at www.hper.indiana.edu.