2020 ACSM American Fitness Index Rankings Available Now!

Rocky Mountain Chapter

Upcoming Events

Fall Lecture Series
Click on the lecturer for registration and biographical information or go to Webinars in the banner

October 5th at 7:00 PM (MST): Sally Baumann, RD., Sports Dietitian for US Paralympics
Presentation topic: Application of core nutritional concepts from the general population to Olympic athletes

October 26th at 7:00 PM (MST): Dr. Brittain Volk, PhD, RD
Presentation: “Carbohydrate Restriction in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: from Science  to Industry”
Click on this link to register and view the recorded webinar.  Expires 11/11!

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November 16th, at 7:00 PM (MST) : Heather Hendrick Fink, MS, RD, LD, CSSD
Presentation: "Common Nutrition Challenges and Solutions"

RMACSM Annual Meeting
Save the Date! 
Saturday, April 17th 2021
Click on the Annual Meeting tab for more information

Trending News

Music Notes For he's a jolly good Fellow....  Music Notes
Congratulations to 
our own Evan Johnson for being named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.  Congratulations Evan!

Welcome new RMACSM Board Members!
President-Elect: Evan Johnson, Ph.D.
Student Representative: Taylor Ewell (CSU)
Wyoming Representative: Nellie Bruns, Ph.D.
Front Range Representative: Michelle Conway, Ph.D. (Western Colorado University)
Metropolitan Representative: Chad Harris, Ph.D. (MSU Denver)

Returning to the lab
The Physiological Society and a team headed by Dr. Mike Tipton have created some best practices for returning to the lab and beginning human research.  Follow this link to view the document, webinar, and slides.

ACSM Announces new Chief Executive 
(Indianapolis, IN) - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) introduced Kristin C. Belleson as its new chief executive officer. Belleson will begin her new role on February 3, 2020.  Follow this link for more information.

2020 ACSM American Fitness Index Rankings Available Now!

Jul 14, 2020

The 13th annual ACSM American Fitness Index was released today by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases, and community infrastructure indicators.

ACSM is the global authority for exercise science, sports medicine and the promotion of physical activity and its benefits. We rank the health and fitness of the country’s largest cities because fit cities attract new residents and businesses, raise property values, improve the environment, lower health care costs, enhance quality of life and, ultimately, produce healthier residents and communities.

How does your city compare to Arlington, VA, the 2020 fittest city in America? Find out now with our city comparison tool at www.americanfitnessindex.org/rankings

Follow the American Fitness Index on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and helpful resources from ACSM and join the discussion by using the hashtag #100fitcities.

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About Us

RMACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. Our chapter consists of more than 200 academic, medical, professional, and student members in the Colorado and Wyoming area. Please don't hesitate to contact members of our governing board if you need any information or want to get involved. We hope to make our Chapter, website and annual meeting a place to serve you!


Joining the Rocky Mountain ACSM Chapter ensures easy access and close-to-home educational, professional, and networking opportunities. Members gain access to programs and opportunities in a smaller and more personal environment. Whether it's building knowledge, building networks or building careers, RMACSM can you get there! 

Make the most of your chapter membership-
  • Share your research & present at meetings
  • Connect with like-minded professionals & students
  • Access funding opportunities 
  • Advance your education through first-rate educational offerings
  • Volunteer & serve to get connected and give back
  • Gain exposure to a variety of sports medicine & exercise science professions

Chapter Leaders

Vacant Past-President

RMACSM Past-President

Ben Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM EPC

RMACSM President

Evan Johnson, Ph.D.

RMACSM President-Elect
Tony Nunez Headshot

Tony Nuñez, Ph.D., CSCS


Taylor Ewell (Colorado State University)

RMACSM Student Representative
Danielle Bruns headshot

Danielle (Nellie) Bruns, Ph.D.

Wyoming Representative
Michelle COnway

Michelle Conway, Ph.D.

RMACSM Front Range Representative

Tracey Robinson, Ph.D.

RMACSM Southwestern Representative

Chad Harris, Ph.D., CSCS

RMACSM Metropolitan Representative

Vacant CEPA

RMACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) Representative