Medical Fitness Fellowship

The Medical Fitness Association “Fellow” designation honors members who have demonstrated exceptional service to the Medical Fitness Association, medical fitness industry and to their local community.

Fellowship provides a means to recognize excellence, innovation and significant contributions to the medical fitness industry, and leadership in the Medical Fitness Association.

The Medical Fitness Association Fellowship is not just another membership category.  It is reserved for current members who are physicians, scientists and healthcare/wellness/fitness professionals with a demonstrated interest in medical fitness whose documented accomplishments support the stated objectives of the Medical Fitness Association.

I’ve been an active member of the Medical Fitness Association since 2008. I started out as an MFA Conference volunteer and have not looked back! My experience with our industry’s finest colleagues, mentors, and partners has been one of joy and fulfillment.

My journey to become a Fellow in 2015 was a natural path because of my participation in the MFA Conference Committee, my attendance to the Annual Conferences, my Southeast Regional MFA leadership roles, and conference attendance.

MFA has a created a space to network, build, and develop long-term collegial relationships that span years, geography, and knowledge. My professional and personal life has been enriched by my years spent in the service and participation with my medical fitness family and friends. I am proud to be aligned with this Association.

Jamy McGee, CPC, FMFA
Assistant Director & DevelopMe Leadership Coach
UNC Wellness Centers

Benefits include:

  • Organizational voting privileges
  • Eligibility for Medical Fitness Association Board of Directors nominations
  • Opportunity to attend special Fellow social and educational events
  • Approval to use the initials FMFA (Fellow Medical Fitness Association)
  • Certificate indicating designation of Fellowship

Over the years, each and every member has earned points by attending events, volunteering to speak, participating on committees, and more.

Download the Fellow Checklist to see how many points you have earned!

Important Notes Regarding the Application & Submission

The annual deadline for submitting your Fellowship application is August 31st.

Please read in full:

  • Please download the Application and fill it out as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to gather and submit all supporting documents (Manuscript publication, article publication, reviewer for peer reviewed journal, etc.).
    Please note: there is now an online form located at the bottom of this page. Click here for a fillable PDF form.
  • Forms may be submitted electronically. Please send as .pdf documents.

General Instructions for Applying:

  • Please take a moment and download the Application, Fellow Checklist and the Fellow Recommendation Form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Fellows from the list below for a recommendation.
  • Compile all supplemental documents and fill out the Application electronically.
  • Once all documentation is complete, please send to the Medical Fitness Association office via email or mail to Mariann Murphy at – Subject Line: Fellowship Review Committee
    Mail: Medical Fitness Association
    Attention: Fellowship Review Committee
    PO Box 36125
    Indianapolis, IN 46236
  • You do not need to submit the Fellow Checklist. This is for your own records.

    Fellowship Application

    Applicant Name *

    Email Address *

    Year Joined Medical Fitness Association *

    Medical Fitness Association Annual Conferences attended in the last 10 years (Please list years and locations) *

    List two (2) MFA Fellows who will submit recommendations on your behalf *

    Education (Please list your institutions including the institution name, your degree, and date awarded; also, please list most recent degree first) *

    List Current Certifications, Special Certificates, etc. (Please include certificate name, date issued, and expiration dates)

    Professional Experience (Please include the company, job title, and dates of employment; list the last 10 years - list most recent position first) *

    MFA Fellowship Service Points

    Active Medical Fitness Association Member (1 point for each year of active membership)

    Completed full term of service on a MFA Committee, Task Force, or special project (4 points per term of service)

    Attendance at MFA Annual Conference (4 points per year)

    Speaker at MFA Annual Conference (4 points per presentation)

    Conference Assistance Program (CAP) at the Annual Conference (2 points per year)

    Attendance at the Medical Fitness Leadership Institute (4 points per year)

    Speaker at Medical Fitness Leadership Institute (4 points per session)

    Host Medical Fitness Leadership Institute (10 points)

    Attendance at a MFA Regional Conference or Medical Fitness Summit (4 points per event)

    Speaker at MFA Regional Conference or Medical Fitness Summit (4 points per presentation)

    Host MFA Regional Conference or Medical Fitness Summit (10 points)

    Speaker for MFA Webinar (4 points per presentation)

    Host MFA State Networking Event (5 points)

    MFA Facility Certification Lead Examiner (4 points per on-site exam)

    MFA Facility Certification Second Examiner (2 points per on-site exam)

    Hold an accredited fitness certification (2 points per current certification)

    Earn the MFA Fitness Facility Certification (5 points)

    Earn the MFA Medical Fitness Facility Director Certification (CMFFD) (10 points)

    MFA Individual Award Winner (not facility) (5 points per award)

    Master Degree (5 points)

    Terminal Degree (Ph.D.; MD; DO; etc. (5 points)

    Regional Chair Person (3 points per year of service)

    State Captain (2 points per year of service)

    Member of an MFA Student Chapter at a University or faculty advisor for a Student Chapter (5 points)

    Manuscript publication in a peer-reviewed journal (5 points per published paper)

    Publish an article (first author) related to the Medical Fitness Industry in a lay publication of national or international scope (1 point per article)

    Write a chapter (first author) on a topic area related to Medicine/Medical Fitness in a published book/podcast (2 points per chapter)

    Serve as a reviewer for a peer reviewed journal or book focused on topics related to Medical Fitness/Exercise Science/Medicine (1 point per year)

    Serve on a board, committee, or task force of an organization [not MFA] whose mission/focus is related to the Medical Fitness Industry (1 point per year)

    Present a lay lecture on a topic related to Medical Fitness (2 points per lecture)

    Publish an article in a local publication related to Medical Fitness (2 points per article)

    Leadership role in a local service organization [Rotary, Lion's Club, etc.] (1 point per year)

    Leadership role in a local community service campaign [United Way, Hospice, etc.] (1 point per year)

    Grand Total Points (MFA Service Points) *

    Please answer the following question:
    If advanced to Medical fitness Association Fellow Status, how will you exhibit your commitment to the goals and long range objectives of the organization (e.g., on which committees are you willing to serve, what service can you provide to your regional chapter, in what other capacity do you envision continuing to serve the association)? Please be as specific as possible. *