Herbert deVries

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Distinguished Alumna


A graduate who became one of the foremost exercise and muscle physiologists of his time...


  • Physiology of Exercise
    • published in 5 editions from 1966-1994; set the standard for a generation of physical educators and exercise scientists
  • Laboratory Manual for Physiology of Exercise
    • innovations in laboratory learning

Honorary Awards

  • Silver Anniversary Award by President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1975
  • D.B. Dill Honor Award, Southwest Chapter, American Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Citation Award: American College of Sports Medicine, 1991
  • American Academy of Physical Education, Fellow

Career Highlights

  • Associate Professor, California State University-Long Beach, 1957-65
  • Preceptor, Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
  • Professor, University of Southern California, 1965-1983
  • Laboratory Chief, Physiology of Exercise Laboratory, Andrus Gerontology Center, 1972-1982
  • Gerontology Society, Fellow, 1960-
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Fellow, 1960-
  • ACSM Vice President, 1967-1968
  • National Research Council of AAHPER