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 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.

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
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ACSM's Body Composition Assessment

ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines, Fifth Edition, presents the current standards and guidelines that help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and program offerings within a safe and appropriate environment. Available in both hard copy and ebook.

FITT Recommendations for Hypertension Infographic

Based on the ACSM pronouncement, Physical Activity to Prevent and Treat Hypertension, A Systematic Review, the infographic communicates the updated ACSM Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type or FITT recommendations for hypertension.

Exercising in Hot and Cold Environments

This downloadable brochure contains advice for avoiding environmental-related injuries and conditions.

The Sympathetic Nervous System and Vascular Health

Anna Stanhewicz, Ph.D., and Jody Greaney, Ph.D., FACSM, are scientists at Pennsylvania State University. They have been studying the process in which the sympathetic nervous system communicates with the vascular system during total body heating and cooling, particularly in aging adults.

Exercise Testing and Prescription: Functional Strength Assessment

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Exercise Testing and Prescription: Blood Pressure Assessment

The measurement of resting blood pressure is a vital component of any prescreening evaluation. This video shows proper technique for measuring blood pressure.

Exercise Testing and Prescription: Special Considerations for Physical Disabilities

Special considerations should be taken into account when working with individuals with a physical disability.

Exercise Testing and Prescription: Astrand-Ryhming Step Test

A popular bench stepping protocol is the Astrand-Ryhming step test.

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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.

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.

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.