Wesleyan professor to attend symposium in Israel


Dr. Meir Magal


From Contributed Reports

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dr. Meir Magal, professor of exercise science at N.C. Wesleyan College, has been invited to the International Symposium on Sports Medicine to be held in October in Israel.

The invitation was extended to Magal in late July by the Israel Society of Sports Medicine and the organizing committee of the symposium.

The conference aims to bring together leading professionals and researchers in the field of sports medicine and sport sciences. Attendees of the conference will discuss the latest innovations in sports medicine.

Magal was asked to give a keynote address and a scientific lecture. The keynote address title is “From ACSM Scientific Roundtable to Guidelines: Updating the Preparticipation Exercise Screen Process” and the scientific lecture title is “Physical Activity Impact on Postural Stability.”

“I am humbled and honored to be asked to attend and present.” Magal said.

Magal earned a doctorate in human performance from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2002 and started at Wesleyan in August 2002 as an assistant professor of exercise science. Now a tenured professor at the college and a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine, Magal continues to grow in his field of expertise.

“The president, Board of Trustees, as well as the Wesleyan faculty and staff are extremely proud of Dr. Magal for the hard work he has exercised in his profession. The international symposium is an incredible opportunity for NCWC to be recognized globally. Dr. Magal is a testament to the high-quality and teaching proficiency students receive at North Carolina Wesleyan College.” said Dr. Evan Duff, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

The conference will take place from Oct.18-20 at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel. Magal’s expenses for the three-day event will be covered by the conference organizers. All keynote speakers are invited to participate in the Organizing Committee events, including a sightseeing tour to Israel’s historical landmarks.

The Exercise Science Program at N.C. Wesleyan has received continued growth over recent years, being only one of two programs in the state accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The program prepares Wesleyan students to enter various health-related careers.