J.E. Lindsay Carter, Ph.D., Dr.H.C, was born in and grew up in New Zealand. After graduating from the University of Otago (1950-1952) and Auckland Teachers College (1953), he held teaching and research positions at the School of Physical Education (UO) in 1954-55, and again in 1960-62. From 1956-59 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, where he obtained his M.A and Ph.D. degrees. From 1962 to 1992 he was a professor in the Department of Physical Education at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A., where he taught Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Adaptive Physical Education, Growth and Development, and Kinanthropometry. He received the Outstanding Faculty Award (1983), and the Exceptional Merit Service Award (1984). Currently he is Professor Emeritus in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University and continues his research in kinanthropometry, along with consulting, workshops and invited presentations.
In addition to other honors, Dr. Carter received Honorary Doctorate degrees from universities in Hungary (1998) and Belgium (2005). He was elected to the Inaugural Wall of Fame at the School of Physical Education, University of Otago, NZL, May 2006. In 2012, AUT University, Auckland, NZL, opened a Kinanthropometry Laboratory, Clinic and Archive in honor of Dr. Carter.
Dr. Carter’s research work has focused on the structure and function of athletes and non- athletes. In addition, he is the co-developer of a method of assessment of somatotype, the Heath-Carter Somatotype Method, a method which is presently the most widely used in body build research. He has published over 130 articles and chapters, as well as being author or editor of nine books. He was a key investigator in kinanthropometric studies of Olympic and World Championship athletes in Mexico City, 1968, Montreal, 1976, Perth, 1991, Uruguay, 1995, and Zimbabwe, 1995. He has served as a consultant or co- investigator for studies in 18 countries. In addition, he has given many international invited presentations and/or workshops. The purpose of the J.E. Lindsay Carter Endowed Scholarship is to encourage and support academic growth of graduate students in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University.
- The number of Scholarships awarded will be determined by the scholarship committee.
- The J.E. Lindsay Carter Scholarship has a value up to $750.
- Minimum Overall Cumulative GPA of 3.50.
- Open to graduate students studying for an M.S. in Exercise Physiology, a Dual M.S in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, or an M.S. in Kinesiology Applied Movement.
- Must be a continuing SDSU student and must have completed at least six units of graduate coursework.
- Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to their field of study through research, community projects, internships and/or experiences related to kinesiology and/or exercise physiology.