Texas ACSM

Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine

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Welcome to the Texas ACSM website!

Our continuing focus in Texas American College of Sports Medicine is to inspire students to become more involved in exercise science based research by providing support and opportunities to allow this to happen. Thanks to diligent planning of Dr. Hiro Tanaka, Past-President, we completed another successful annual conference in March 2018 in Austin, Texas on the University of Texas main campus. We broke all previous records with over 700 in attendance.

The 2019 Texas ACSM Annual Meeting will be hosted by Tarleton State University and held Thursday February 28th and Friday March 1st 2019 at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus in Fort Worth, Texas.  It’s a beautiful venue in downtown Ft. Worth with Sundance Square not far and lots of hiking /biking trails attached (almost) to the venue. Make sure to bring your best running shoes and/or bike! Please save the dates and look for upcoming announcements about the meeting in the Fall. I have been actively preparing an exciting program and hope that all will find the speakers engaging and inspiring. We will have both our clinical and science tracks again this year to provide more variety to the meeting. Additionally, we still plan on holding the TACSM Student Bowl competition and scientific posters. Our student research development awards will be offered in a new and exciting format so look for that application soon. Please make sure to check for all our abstract and award deadlines in the coming months!

Our website is NEW and IMPROVED! Please check it out and make sure your membership is up to date, check annual conference updates, and get links to the national American College of Sports Medicine site. I am honored to serve you as Texas ACSM President. As always, we invite you to serve our chapter and get involved as well. We look forward to seeing you all at the annual meeting in the Spring!

Jenn Blevins-McNaughton
Texas ACSM President


Two Easy Ways to Join or Renew Your TACSM Dues-
1) Join when you join/renew your ACSM dues.  Simply select Texas as your regional chapter and pay the applicable fee.  
2) Join/renew online today.

New Students-
 $15 USD per year. If you join TACSM in conjunction with attending an Annual Meeting, then you can receive a $15 discount on your 1st year attendee registration.
Returning Students- $15 USD
Professional Members- $35 USD

As a member of TACSM you will have access to the following professional opportunities:

1) Twice-yearly lecture tours by well-known exercise science and sports medicine professionals. A speaker from outside Texas gives a lecture each fall, and one of our own accomplished scholars tours the state in the spring.

2) The TACSM Annual Scientific Meeting held in late February/early March during which:

    • Students have the opportunity to present their research in poster format (70-80 are presented each year).
    • Awards are given for the top three posters in the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral categories.
    • Students can compete for the manuscript award. The top three or four awardees will present their work as a slide presentation.
    • Nationally recognized exercise science/sports medicine authorities present timely and scholarly information.
    • You will have the chance to meet fellow students from across the state, and also make important professional contacts with the leading exercise scientists and clinical professionals in Texas.
    • The Raven Lecture is given by a recognized leader in our field as the keynote address of the Annual Meeting.
    • Students have the opportunity to compete for funding to support their research through the Student Development Research Award.

Membership Data


Male - 50%
Female - 50%

Area of Interest
Basic and Applied Sciences - 26% 
Alliance Health Fitness - 40%
Medicine - 13%
Education & Allied Health - 16%
Other- 5%
Students- 60%
Professional:  Exercise Physiologist- 8%
Professional:  Other Basic/Applied Sciences- 5%
Allied Health & Fitness professionals- 5%
All Other Areas- 22%

Region of the State
DFW/North Texas - 34%
Houston/East Texas - 23%
Central Texas - 24%
San Antonio/South Texas - 10%
Panhandle/West Texas - 7% 
Out of State - 2%

Lem Taylor, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Dr Scott Davis

Scott Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Blevins

Jennifer Blevins, Ph.D.