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UPDATE: Central States Annual Meeting 2022!
March 3-4, 2022
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas


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Sep 23, 2021

ACSM's professional development programs offer members a wide variety of learning opportunities. Regardless of your career stage or preference to learn virtually or in person, ACSM has solutions to meet your needs. This includes access to a robust collection of webinars designed to enhance your knowledge about sports medicine, exercise science, physical activity and the related research. Check out these FREE upcoming virtual events and register today.

HIIT for Chronic Disease, a Panel Discussion | Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. EDT 

The popularity and widespread use of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is well known in healthy populations. HIIT is also beginning to emerge as a viable option for therapeutic exercise for those with chronic disease; however, questions remain about its safety, applicability and implementation strategies within an exercise program. In this panel discussion, attendees will be able to interact and ask questions directly with the authors of several feature articles published in the special, themed issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®Register now.

Health & Performance Considerations for Female Soccer Players | Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. EDT

There has been a substantial rise in participation, as well as increased financial support from governing bodies, in female soccer over the last decade. This has put an onus on researchers and medical departments to develop a better understanding of the physical characteristics and the health and performance considerations of female soccer players. This Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) presentation by Rebecca Randell, Ph.D., will discuss the current research and knowledge gaps related to the health and nutrition needs of female players. This webinar qualifies for up to 1.0 CEC courtesy of ACSM and GSSI for those who attend the live event. Register now

The Role of Physical Activity in Type 2 Diabetes Management and Prevention | Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. EDT

It has long been known that physical activity is important in the glycemic and health management of people with type 2 diabetes. It is also well established that being active may prevent or delay diabetes onset and reverse prediabetes. This Technogym presentation by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM, will cover the main evidence supporting the role of physical activity in diabetes management and prevention, along with covering the most important activities for adults with type 2 diabetes to undertake. This webinar qualifies for up to 1.0 CEC courtesy of ACSM and Technogym for those who attend the live event. Register now

Terry DeWitt PhD, AT, ACSM EP-C
President, Central States Chapter
Professor, Ouachita Baptist University
Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies 
Arkadelphia, AR 71998

Matt Ganio PhD, FACSM
Past-President, Central States Chapter
Department Head, University of Arkansas
Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Veronica Přibyslavská PhD, ACSM EP-C
President Elect, Central States Chapter
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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

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

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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Terry DeWitt


Matt Ganio


Veronika Pribyslavska

Jay Campbell

Jason Campbell


Michaela Stompoly

Graduate Student Representative

Monica Kearney

Missouri Representative
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Jacilyn Olson

Oklahoma Representative

Michelle Gray

Regional Chapter Representative

Jason Wagganer

Executive Director