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

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 Orlando.

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.

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

Central States Student Research Grants

The Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine offers two research grants per year at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD level (six grants total).
Eligibility requirements: 
  1. The student is attending a university in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma.
  2. The student is majoring in an ACSM related field (e.g., clinical/applied or basic exercise science or sports medicine.
  3. The student has a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. The student is a current CSACSM member (as of time of the grant submission)
  5. The student’s mentor has been a CSACSM member for at least one year prior to grant submission.
  6. The student is able to attend and present his/her proposal at the Fall CSACSM Regional Meeting. (The 2018 Regional Meeting will be held in Kansas City on October 18-19)
Award Amounts:
Undergraduate:           $500
Masters:                      $1000
PhD:                            $1500
Grant applications are accepted in the spring, keep an eye out for the next call for proposals.
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ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology

ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology offers research-based coverage of more than 35 conditions commonly seen in practice—from a host of cardiovascular disorders to immunological/hematological disorders. Available in hard copy and ebook.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=e76407f8-780a-45f4-93e8-0e1c08b9260c

Nutrition Strategies for Creating a Champion - Evolved | Member Video

Historical nutrition strategies followed by elite athletes were based on beliefs and sport-specific traditions that had little to do with any consideration of human biology and physiology.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=6d4b8741-ac5e-4b80-ab28-58d90c237ccb

Exercising in Space: Implications of Zero Gravity

What happens to the human body when it travels into space? The results are surprisingly similar to aging, except time is rapidly sped up. Watch the video with James Pawelczyk, Ph.D., FACSM.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=f61b2edc-9bdb-4e88-bbe7-c4c24623e06a

The Female Athlete Triad

Mary Jane De Souza, Ph.D., FACSM, and Nancy Williams, Sc.D., FACSM, both researchers and professors at Pennsylvania State University, have spent many years studying the Female Athlete Triad. Watch the video.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=76e41225-5ccb-4bc9-b9e0-dd04b156cd1c

EIM In Action: Lauren Stobbie

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=8f14adbc-fd03-4326-939f-fd22d39d32c9

EIM In Action: Mary Stauder

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=0073b1d4-b108-4dac-811e-b57eb20c6b5c

Lifesaving Tool: Seriousness of Knowing Your CPR Training

Knowing how to correctly administer CPR can mean the difference between life and death. Learn more about the importance of CPR certification in this article.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=b3a0f194-01a2-492c-8eec-21934d133293

Two Keys to Understanding Pacemaker Settings

Understand how pacemakers are categorized and which pacemakers are best suited to treat certain cardiac rhythms. Then see suggestions on how to ensure that appropriate exercise modalities are selected based on the pacemaker settings.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=2d41bd76-caef-4309-a217-c2d69ccad438

Exercise is Effective for Weight Loss and Improving Cardiometabolic Health in Overweight-Obese Children

Learn how exercise is effective for weight loss and improving cardiometabolic health in overweight-obese children in this article from Lee Stoner.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=90d169b4-d1a5-4677-b398-27f146c258ae

Metabolic Equations for Gross VO2 in Metric Units

A helpful guide to metabolic equations.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=2a4bad74-e891-4e01-91f2-f07fd1de93cc

Energy Cost of Resistance Exercise

How much energy (calories) is burned during resistance training exercise? Learn about this progress in the article from Wayne Westcott.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=02c4083c-428d-48f9-80ea-12eecdbfdf16

Rest Intervals Between Exercise Sets

Personal preferences largely determine one's training equipment, exercise selection, sets, resistance, repetitions, speed, range, and progression. Learn about different approaches to rest intervals in this article.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=83be8c07-ecf2-4fab-a3a1-ddc27bffe646