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My website is designed primarily to give researchers and educators easier access to some of the tools, materials, and videos I helped create over many years.

I am a believer in environmental determinism, and if you are reading this you probably have shaped my behavior. Professionally, all I ever wanted to do was to teach physical education and coach, but you turned me into what a friend calls “The Forrest Gump of Physical Education.” Despite humble beginnings, I have traveled broadly, participated in the Olympics, dined with a president, and received more recognition than ever imagined.

I never had a job I didn’t like or met a pun I didn’t enjoy. I am grateful to my family, friends, and colleagues (especially the ones who helped me do meaningful research using “other people’s money”).

Thomas L. McKenzie, PhD, FACSM
Investigator, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH)
Professor Emeritus, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University
5127 Walsh Way, San Diego, CA 92115
tmckenzie@sdsu.edu