DeBlasio recognized as Medical Fitness Association Fellow

The Medical Fitness Association is pleased to announce that Kathy DeBlasio, FMFA, has completed the requirements to be recognized as a Fellow in the Medical Fitness Association. DeBlasio currently serves as Lifestyle Enhancement Director at the UNC Wellness Center.

DeBlasio recognized as Medical Fitness Association Fellow click to enlarge Kathy DeBlasio, FMFA (courtesy of the Medical Fitness Association)

Medical Fitness Association – Richmond, VA

January 20, 2015

In order to earn this honor, DeBlasio had to meet strict standards established by the Association including continuing education, taking a leadership role in committees, being selected as a speaker, providing community service, or serving as a facility examiner for the Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification program.

According to Robert D. Boone, FACHE, FMFA, President and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association, “Fellows are the backbone of the association. Only Fellows may serve in a governance role in our association, so attaining this credential is an important marker in the career of any medical fitness professional. The Medical Fitness Fellowship, designated by the initials FMFA after their name, recognized the professionalism of the industry and their interest and willingness to serve the association on a regional, national, or even international basis.”

According to Boone, “Fellows become mentors to newer professionals in the industry and help to spread their knowledge and experience in this rapidly growing industry. Medical Fitness Fellows play an important and critical role within our organization. We are very proud of Kathy upon reaching this milestone in her career.”

The Medical Fitness Association is a professional association representing medically based fitness centers in the United States and ten other countries. It offers continuing education; industry benchmark data; annual, regional and specialty conferences; and the first and only comprehensive international facility certification program in existence. Working with its strategic partners the Association promotes wellness; prevention and the utilization of exercise as an adjunct treatment in the management of chronic diseases. By positioning its centers as extensions of physician’s offices, medically based fitness centers serve as a primary tool in creating an accountable healthcare system and in the management of population health.



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