UNCG Professors Dr. Sandy Shultz and Dr. Jennifer Etnier will be inducted this fall into the National Academy of Kinesiology, an organization committed to the promotion and study of the art and science of human movement.

Academy fellows are selected based on their significant contributions to the study of human movement and physical activity.

Shultz is a professor of kinesiology and co-director of the Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory. She is a noted expert in ACL injuries in females and conducts research with a goal of determining the underlying factors that increase a female’s susceptibility for ACL injury.

Etnier, also a professor of kinesiology, researches physical activity and cognition. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, she’s currently studying whether exercise may decrease the risk of cognitive decline for people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.