CORVALLIS - An assistant professor of exercise and sport science at Oregon State University has been honored by a national organization with an award recognizing his potential in teaching, scholarship and leadership.

Bradley Cardinal, who specializes in the psycho-social perspective of physical activity, received the Mabel Lee Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Only two such awards are given annually by this national organization.

Established in 1976, the awards honor Mabel Lee, the first female president of the organization.

Cardinal is co-editor-in-chief of the organization's publication, "Physical Activity Today." His studies range from exercise psychology to pre-screening for physical fitness activities.

Before coming to OSU, Cardinal was on the faculties of Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and Eastern Washington University.

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Brad Cardinal, 541-737-2506