5. Form an Exercise Science Club at your School
Starting an Exercise Science Club is a great way to get involved within your department, learn more about the area of exercise science, and gain leadership experience. There are a number of things you need to think about early on in the planning stages. View suggestions on how to start an exercise science club on your campus.
6. Initiate and/or get Involved with Exercise is Medicine on (your) Campus
Are you looking for a way to promote the values of ACSM within your local community? Learn how to form an Exercise is Medicine initiative right on your own campus. It is a great activity for Exercise Science clubs to coordinate! There are awards available to either help support a school launching a new EIM on campus or to help recognize outstanding EIM programs that are already established.
View the Award page for more information.
7. Apply for a Mentor to Help Guide your Professional Growth & Leadership
The Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP) is designed to provide a meaningful mentoring relationship aimed at guiding, advancing and inspiring individuals navigating their professional careers. This dynamic and reciprocal relationship facilitates career selection and advancement, accelerates professional growth, and offers exposure to networking and leadership opportunities within Midwest regional and national ACSM.
The program invites participants looking for a mentoring opportunity that focus on the professional needs of the mentor at various stages of growth including, 1) undergraduate students, 2) graduate students, and 3) professional levels.
Learn more about the program and application details.
8. Run for Student Representative for the MWACSM Board
We seek the viewpoints and input from our student members as the Chapter grows and evolves and one way we make sure the voices are heard is through our student representative. Consider stepping into a leadership role to help support, educate, lead and be a voice for our student members and beyond. A call for nominations is sent out to the membership in the fall prior to our annual meeting. A new student representative is elected every three years. Download the Nomination Form.
9. Attend the National Student Advisory Committee Meeting
Are you looking for more ways to become involved as a student at the national level? Student representatives from every region within ACSM meet at the annual meeting each spring to plan student events for the upcoming year. These meetings are open to any student within ACSM that are interested in becoming more involved with the organization. For meeting details contact your regional student representative. Also, be sure to like the national ACSM Students Facebook page to keep up to date on other student news.