2019 ACSM American Fitness Index Rankings Available Now!

Central States Chapter

Upcoming Events

2019 Central States Annual Meeting

October 24-25
Northeast Oklahoma State University - Broken Arrow Campus
3100 E Orleans
Broken Arrow, OK
Hotel information and Registration  button can be found on Annual Meeting page


Trending News

2019 ACSM American Fitness Index Rankings Available Now!

May 14, 2019

The 12th annual ACSM American Fitness Index was released today by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases, and community infrastructure indicators.

How does your city compare to Arlington, VA, the 2019 fittest city in America? Find out now with our city comparison tool at www.americanfitnessindex.org/rankings!

Student Quiz Bowl Registration is Open

Aug 21, 2019
The Student Quiz Bowl will be held on the evening of October 24 at the Central States Annual Meeting in Tulsa, OK. Each school is only allowed up to 2 teams comprised of 3 undergraduate students. A faculty representative is required for each team. The winning team will represent the Chapter at the National Student Quiz Bowl at the ACSM Annual Meeting. The Chapter provides financial support for travel.

Deadline for team registration is Friday, October 11, 2019. More information and the registration form can be found here.

Apply for Student Research Awards

Aug 22, 2019
The Central States Chapter provides awards for Outstanding Student Research at the Undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Applicants do not have to submit anything other than their abstract to qualify. Read item 7 on the Abstract Submission information sheet to learn more about requirements. The winner will receive a plaque and aid for travel to the conference in the amount of $750.
Dr. Joe Pujol
Executive Director, Central States Chapter
Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
MS 7650
Southeast Missouri State University
Dr. Chris Todden
President, Central States Chapter
Baker University
405 Mabee Memorial Hall
Baldwin City, KS 66006

About Us

The Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine is dedicated to the advancement of the mission of the American College of Sports Medicine through grass roots efforts to involve students and young professionals in the organization. In addition to educational opportunities, the Central States Chapter offers students opportunities for research grants and awards which enhances their development as future professionals. Professionals in the field are able to access professional development opportunities locally and gain access to professional service and networking with colleagues through the chapter's services.


The Central States Chapter offers unique opportunities to interact more directly and frequently with fellow sports medicine and exercise science professionals. 
Professional Membership- $35
Student Membership- $15
- Discounts to Chapter meetings and events
- Newsletter highlighting chapter events and news
- Opportunities to present at meetings, forums and events
- Access to student scholarship and award programs
- Opportunities to network with exercise science, sports medicine, clinical exercise, and allied health professionals
- Information regarding regional graduate programs, internships, and job opportunities

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Adam Bruenger


Chris Todden


Erin Holt

Kansas Representative
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Jacilyn Olson

Oklahoma Representative
Jay Campbell

Jason Campbell


Joe Pujol

Executive Director

Matt Ganio

Megan Rosa-Caldwell

Megan Rosa-Caldwell

Student Representative

Michelle Gray

Regional Chapter Representative

Monica Kearney

Missouri Representative

Terry DeWitt

Arkansas Representative