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William W. Heusner Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Kinesiology

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Graduate level students pursing a master's or doctoral degree in the Department of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology.


About Dr. William Heusner

Dr. William Heusner was an outstanding professor at Michigan State University from 1962 to 1989, who was also known internationally for his numerous research projects in the fields of kinesiology, sports medicine, and exercise physiology. He was selected as an MSU Distinguished Professor in 1975 for his thoroughness in imparting well-organized class material to meet the needs of each of his students. Bill valued the opportunity to challenge and guide young people toward their goals, setting high standards of integrity and achievement for them to attain. As an undergraduate at Northwestern University he majored in math and physics, was a national swimming champion, and went on to compete in the Olympics. While earning his masters in physical education from Northwestern and his doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Bill continued to contribute to the sport of swimming as a coach, then later through his research in kinesiology and sports medicine, and as head referee at the MSU and Big Ten meets for forty years. Bill’s passions for education and swimming were the driving forces behind his pursuit of excellence for the students and swimmers he mentored, and have helped to instill in them these same values.

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For information on how to apply for this scholarship please visit Graduate Student Endowed Scholarships/Fellowships