Dr. Frank Katch Visits HLKN

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: March 10, 2013

Dr. Frank Katch is visiting the Department of Health & Kinesiology on March 20, 2013 as a guest speaker for the Exercise Physiology Seminar.

Frank Katch took early retirement as Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1977-2001) and moved to Santa Barbara, CA where he lives with his wife Kerry. At UMass, he served as Department Head (1977-1990) and Graduate Program Director (1977-1986). Prior to UMass, his first teaching job after completing graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley was Queens College of the City University at New York (1970-1977). Dr. Katch is an elected Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and member of the prestigious American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He has published over 140 articles in peer-reviewed scientific and professional journals, over 230 invited lectures at national and international conferences, including opening ceremony or plenary talks at health, business, and fitness meetings in the United States and South America, Europe, and Asia. His four college texts with publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (http://lww.com) include English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Japanese translations, including International European editions):

McArdle, WD, Katch, FI., and VL Katch. Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 7th ed., 2010 (winner of first prize in medicine category from the British Medical Association). 8th ed in production.
McArdle, WD, Katch, FI., and VL Katch. Essentials of Exercise Physiology. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 4th ed., 2011.
McArdle, WD, Katch, FI., and VL Katch. Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 4th ed., 2012
Katch, FI and WD McArdle. Introduction to Nutrition, Exercise and Health. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 4th ed., 1992.
His other book collaborations include 4 consumer books; Getting In Shape (Houghton Mifflin), Fitness Walking (Putnam), The Fidget Factor [Andrews McMeel, 2000]), and Exercise & Sport Nutrition (Fitness Technologies Press, 2009, with RB Kreider and B. Leutholtz). Dr. Katch was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and served as exercise physiology section editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE). He currently serves on two international editorial advisory boards in exercise physiology and fitness. He has written more than 160 feature articles in popular consumer magazines (e.g., Mademoiselle, Vogue, Harper’s, Woman's Day, Reader’s Digest, Weight Watcher's, Muscle and Fitness, Shape, Self, and American Health); he has consulted with professional football teams (Cowboys, Jets, Dolphins, Saints, Redskins), professional baseball (Boston Red Sox), NBA, US Olympic Team, corporations, and appeared on major TV news networks, ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Real Sports, QVC home shopping network, including commercials and two national fitness infomercials (John Abdo Bun and Thigh Burner and Hydrobics Exercise).

Dr. Katch is a member of the Advisory Board for UCLA Extension, and developed 13 Internet based courses for UCLA in body composition, eating disorders, acute and chronic aspects of muscular strength, interval training, gender differences in performance, hormone response to exercise, muscle physiology, and plyometric and unilateral training. Dr. Katch was chair of the Science Advisory Board of Redcord Norway whose research projects included closed kinetic chain suspension exercise plus vibration related to the allied-health, sport, and rehabilitation fields. He also consults with StemTech International, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements with current studies in progress at the University of Virginia Medical School (with Dr. Arthur Weltman).

His wife Kerry of 44 years teaches children with learning disabilities and tutors at a private school. His two sons live on the east coast; David is director of strategy and innovation at Yahoo! and his other son Kevin works in sales in the ophthalmology division for Allergan Pharmaceuticals. His daughter Ellen is a pediatrician in Arlington, VA. Dr. Katch, an avid exerciser, enjoys bike riding, suspension exercise training, beach walking, and golf.