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Lecture to discuss sports and disability

A former Canadian athlete will present his academic research on disability sports in a free public lecture Friday in the Human Kinetics Building.

Jeffrey Martin, professor of sport studies and health at Wayne State University, will speak about the psychosocial aspects of disability sport and physical activity. Dr. Martin has received over $8 million in federal funding for his research, which focuses on physical activity, disability sport, body image, distance running. Founding editor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, he is a prolific writer and represented Canada in the 1985 and 1987 World Cup marathons.

The lecture, part of the Faculty of Human Kinetics’ Distinguished Speakers Series, is titled “Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology: From Participation to the Paralympics” and will be held on November 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in room 144, Human Kinetics Building.

—Loren Mastracci

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