Biographical Sketch

Dr. Westcott
Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., is fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, MA. He is strength training consultant for numerous national organizations, such as the American Council on Exercise, the American Senior Fitness Association, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, and editorial advisor for many publications, including Prevention, Shape, and Club Industry magazines. He is also author of several fitness books including the new releases, Building Strength and Stamina, Strength Training Past 50, Strength Training for Seniors, Complete Conditioning for Golf, and Strength and Power for Young Athletes.

Dr. Westcott was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Roberts-Gulick Award from the YMCA Association of Professional Directors, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Fitness Industry Leader Award from the National Strength Professionals Association, and the NOVA 7 Exercise Program Award from Fitness Management Magazine.



  • Over 300 Articles in Professional Journals
  • Weekly Newspaper Fitness Column
  • Weekly Radio Fitness Show


  • B.S. Pennsylvania State University 1971
  • M.S. Pennsylvania State University 1974
  • Ph.D. Ohio State University


Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, 1995, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Lifetime Achievement Award, 1993, IDEA: International Association of Fitness Professionals.

Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Honor Award, 1993.

American Heart Association Recognition Award, 1992.

Association of Professional YMCA Directors Program Service Award, 1983.

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