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Jack Young, PhD, FACSM
Executive Director
john.young@unlv.edu
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Tenure-track faculty openings at CSU, San Bernardino
Exercise Science/Aging
Biomechanics/Motor Control

About Us

About SWACSM

As a regional chapter, our primary purpose is to work with the national organization, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) "....to promote and integrate scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life."  The Southwest Regional Chapter of The American College of Sports Medicine includes six states in its permanent charter granted in 1985. The states include: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah.

The primary goals of the SWACSM regional chapter are to:

1) Introduce students to the national organization
2) Provide professional and educational meetings in sports medicine and exercise science on an annual basis.
3) Introduce non-member professionals (Exercise Scientists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, Aerobics and Dance Instructors, Personal Trainers, Fitness and Health Instructors) to SWACSM and the ACSM.

Chapter Sponsors

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Conference Exhibitors

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Membership

The Southwest Regional Chapter boasts a membership of approximately 1,300 professionals and students. Numerous services are provided by the SWACSM chapter to the region and its members.

- Membership Benefits and Services
- Annual 2-day professional meeting on scientific, clinical, and practical aspects of exercise science and sports medicine
- Biannual newsletter
- Opportunity to submit an abstract for professional presentation at annual meeting
- Career Services and Student Breakfast offered for all students who attend the annual meeting
- Access regional information on internship and graduate programs
- Clinical Health Promotion regional network for students and professionals
- Student Research Awards given based upon peer-reviewed evaluation of a manuscript and slide presentation at SWACSM annual meeting

Professional Member- $35
A professional Member possesses an earned degree in a field related to sports medicine or exercise science, or to those with a degree working in a field related to sports medicine or exercise science.

Student Member - $15
Applies to undergraduate (full load) and graduate students (at least half load) in a field related to sports medicine or exercise science.

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Chapter Leadership

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Hawley Almstedt, Ph.D., R.D.N.

Member at Large
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Jenevieve Roper, Ph.D.

Member at Large
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Ken Vitale, M.D., FACSM,

Member at Large
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Jackquelin Quintero

Student Representative
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Michele LeBlanc, Ph.D.

President
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Nicole Dabbs, Ph.D.

Website Manager
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Jack Young, Ph.D., FACSM

Executive Director
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Marci Raney, Ph.D.

President-Elect
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Todd Astorino Ph.D., FACSM

Past-President
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Donna Cataldo, Ph.D.

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Gene Adams, Ph.D., FACSM

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Ben Yaspelkis III, Ph.D., FACSM

Associate Executive Director
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Sarah Dunn, Ph.D.

Member at Large