2020 ACSM American Fitness Index Rankings Available Now!
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UPDATE: Central States Chapter Meeting 
Dates:
March 4-5, 2021
Location: Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
 Overland Park, KS 66210
We can't wait to safely see everyone!

(We will not meet in October 2020).

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05/21/2020

Student Research Grant Winners 2019
PhD ($1,500):

Jesus Sarabia from Oklahoma State University 
Joshua Gills from the University of Arkansas

Masters ($1,000):
Ashley Venturini from the University of Oklahoma
Caleb Burruss from the University of Arkansas

2020 ACSM American Fitness Index Rankings Available Now!

Jul 14, 2020

The 13th annual ACSM American Fitness Index was released today by the American College of Sports Medicine 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.

ACSM is the global authority for exercise science, sports medicine and the promotion of physical activity and its benefits. We rank the health and fitness of the country’s largest cities because fit cities attract new residents and businesses, raise property values, improve the environment, lower health care costs, enhance quality of life and, ultimately, produce healthier residents and communities.

How does your city compare to Arlington, VA, the 2020 fittest city in America? Find out now with our city comparison tool at www.americanfitnessindex.org/rankings

Follow the American Fitness Index on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and helpful resources from ACSM and join the discussion by using the hashtag #100fitcities.

Matt Ganio PhD, FACSM
President, Central States Chapter
Department Head, University of Arkansas
Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
Fayetteville, AR 72701
msganio@uark.edu

Chris Todden EdD, ACSM EP-C
Past President, Central States Chapter
Dean, Cleveland University - Kansas City
College of Health Sciences
Overland Park, KS 66210
chris.todden@cleveland.edu

Jason Wagganer PhD, ACSM EP-C
Interim Executive Director, Central States Chapter

Interim Chair, Southeast Missouri State
Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 

jwagganer@semo.edu

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.
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Membership

The Central States Chapter offers unique opportunities to interact more directly and frequently with fellow sports medicine and exercise science professionals. 
  
Cost
Professional Membership- $35
Student Membership- $15
 
Benefits
- 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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Chris Todden

Past-President
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Erin Holt

Kansas Representative
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Jacilyn Olson

Oklahoma Representative
Jay Campbell

Jason Campbell

Secretary/Treasurer
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Joe Pujol

Executive Director
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Matt Ganio

President
Megan Rosa-Caldwell

Megan Rosa-Caldwell

Student Representative
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Michelle Gray

Regional Chapter Representative
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Monica Kearney

Missouri Representative
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Terry DeWitt

President-Elect
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Veronika Pribyslavska

Arkansas Representative