September 26, 2013
An instructor in the Texas Tech University Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences was selected as a fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Dean Diersing began his involvement with AACVPR as a member and then served on the board of directors for the state association. He later became a committee member on the national level.
“I am humbled that in my short 10-year career, I was selected as a fellow for this prestigious association,” Diersing said. “I understood the importance of professional associations and memberships, so I started at the membership level, and then began attending the association’s conferences, and increased my involvement from there.”
Fellows are seen as leaders in the field of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. The association encourages fellows to continue participation on the national level, specifically with committee involvement, speaking engagements at conferences, and other opportunities.
AACVPR is dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.
The association provides education from experts, the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field, as well as the opportunity to increase knowledge, advance career and ultimately shape the field to save and improve lives, Diersing said.
He completed undergraduate and graduate schooling at Texas Tech, and now teaches on campus.
Committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, the Department of Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences promotes intellectual, personal and professional development and strives to enhance quality of life through the advancement of knowledge in health and human performance.
They offer many specialized areas of study in which the causes and consequences of physical activity are examined from different perspectives.