Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Regional Chapter Support
GSSI Funding for Regional Chapters-
Through the Foundation, ACSM partners with GSSI. Yearly, each chapter is provided with a $1000 grant to support its chapter annual meeting. This funding is direct deposited into each regional chapter's bank account on a yearly basis.
In exchange for the grant and/or speaker support, the regional chapters must acknowledge GSSI on meeting publications, on-site signage, and on-site program books/handouts. The GSSI Logo for regional chapter use may be downloaded here.
GSSI Speakers for Regional Chapter Meetings-
GSSI provides one Gatorade Speaker per regional chapter per year. Gatorade pays for all travel and honoraria related to their speakers. As of May 2019, the following speakers/topics may be requested for chapter meetings:
- Kelly Barnes, MS, PT, Senior Scientist
Topic: "Sweat Normative Data and Differences between Sports"
- Khalil Lee, PhD, CSCS, Senior Scientist
Topics: "Thermoregulation" or "Working with Young Athletes"
- Lisa Heaton, MS, RD, CSSD, Senior Scientist & Sports Dietitian
Topic: "Working with Athletes with Unique Dietary Needs"
Access the GSSI Speaker Bureau Application