Student Resources

Student Resources

An integral part of the function of the Central States Chapter is getting students involved in their primary professional organization

Student Podcast Episode 1 

Conversation with Aaron Caldwell, University of Arkansas PhD candidate

Student Podcast Episode 2

Conversation with Dr. Nicholas Greene, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas

Student Podcast Episode 3

Conversation with Dr. Tim Lightfoot, Omar Smith Endowed Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Huffines Institute, Texas A&M University

Student Podcast Episode 4

Conversation with PhD student Whitley Atkins about working in a tech start up firm


Student Research Awards

Central States students who present at the regional conference are eligible for student research awards. The Outstanding Student Research Awards are given for each level, undergraduate, master's and doctoral. Application and eligibility details are in the Abstract Submission Guidelines for the Annual Meeting. The winner in each category is provided with financial support to present at the ACSM Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

The best student poster is nominated to compete in the President's Cup at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Orlando. The chapter provides financial support for student travel.

For application instructions please view the Abstract Submission and Scoring information on the Abstract Submission page

2018 Student Research Award Winners

Undergraduate - Bradley Currier - Lindenwood University
Masters - Kirsten Dunlap - University of Arkansas
Doctoral - Emily Witte - Kansas State University

SRA 2018 UG Brad Currier (2)
SRA 2018 MS Kirsten Dunlap (2)
SRA 2018 PhD Emily Witte (2)

Congratulations to the 2018 Student Research Grant Recipients

Masters Level

Elizabeth Ott (University of Missouri) Role of the carotid chemoreceptors in blood flow and blood pressure regulation during exercise in diabetes

Seth Sievers (Southeast Missouri State University) Acute Effects of Resistance Training Intensity and Volume on Serum Cortisol Response in Division I American Football Linebackers

Doctoral Level

Samuel Buchanan (University of Oklahoma) Alterations of C-Mirna Expression from Whole-Body Vibration and Resistance Exercise in Postmenopausal Women 

Aaron Caldwell (University of Arkansas) Influence of heating, standing, and biological sex on vascular dysfunction associated with long-duration sitting 

Mitchel Magrini (Oklahoma State University) The Physiological Determinants of Rate of Force Production Across the Life Span

Seth SRG 2018
Caldwell SRG 2018 (2)
Buchanan SRG 2018
Hans Rudolph
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