March 12-15, 2020 • Hilton Atlanta • Atlanta, Georgia
American College of Sports Medicine

Preconference Events

All preconferences require separate registration and will be held on Thurs., March 12

Outlines of each preconference will be provided on site to registrants.

Training to the MAX: The Ultimate in Cardio and Resistance Exercise

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Len Kravitz

Len Kravitz

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Trisha VanDusseldorp

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Tony Nunez

This exciting and pragmatic presentation will bring attendees the best of both worlds of exercise: aerobic and resistance. Highlighting the latest research, the presenters will establish what we know about the exercise benefits for clinical and apparently healthy populations. Furthermore, attendees will leave with 21 NEW and exciting evidence-based exercise programs.

Keiser Indoor Cycling-Foundations

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Linda Webster

Keiser Foundations is an 8-hour course that applies all the required information needed to instruct group indoor cycling classes. Foundations is ideal for instructors who want to increase their knowledge base and up their skills in class design, training with various metrics such as power and rpm, putting together drills, workout formats, bike fit, riding positions and much more.

RAD Mobility Level 1

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Kevin Hendry

Kevin Hendry

Skillfully integrate the latest research on the nervous system, human movement, fascia, and pain neuroscience to create effective program designs and mobility intervention plans for yourself and for your clients/athletes. Develop a mastery of the diverse line of RAD Roller tools and understand when to use each of the 3 RAD Release Techniques. You will learn mobility interventions for the entire body including the cranium, TMJ, neck, shoulders, upper extremities, thorax, low back, pelvis, hips, legs, knees, lower extremities and feet.

FMS Level 1 Certification Course

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Lee Burton

The FMS certification is for professionals who work in the fitness, healthcare and performance industry. In FMS Level 1, focus on movement principles and how they play into the importance of setting a movement baseline with the Functional Movement Screen. Learn with your peers in an interactive setting how administer the screen and use the results as a feedback loop to set your clients, patients and athletes up to meet their goals for movement health and lifelong vitality.

The price of this preconference includes the exam. You will not take the exam on site. You will receive an email with a link to complete the exam after the conference.

International Association for Worksite Health Promotion: Implementing Innovation

8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Talya Williams

Talya Williams

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Jason Lang

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Joel Spoonheim

This IAWHP Preconference offers an opportunity for health and fitness professionals to grow their knowledge and understanding of the global worksite health promotion field. This unique workshop will connect attendees with worksite health promotion industry leaders for interactive activities on gaining/expanding skill sets to best position themselves in the worksite health promotion marketplace. IAWHP is the first global association dedicated to the advancement of worksite health promotion practitioners. IAWHP offers resources and tools to enhance the understanding of current practices and programming strategies at the worksite.

Student Accelerator: Building Skills for Success

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

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Brad Roy

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Deb Riebe

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Keli Roberts

Christopher Cleary

Success is not just about having a 4.0 GPA or having an idea and then working as hard as you can. There are other fundamental skills you need to become successful in graduate school and/or in your career. This session will present approaches to building the skills for success while you are still in college, and will highlight individuals who have triumphed in graduate school and in the health fitness industry.  

ACSM/Exercise Connection Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate Workshop

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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David Geslak

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Amber Pantaleo

For those with autism, exercise has been proven to increase focus, improve academic performance, and reduce stereotypical behaviors. By understanding how to address different learning styles, you will become a better and more successful trainer. The results you achieve will change your client's lives, their family's lives, and it will certainly change yours. Coach Dave’s 6-hour dynamic workshop will engage, educate, and prepare participants to work with the autism community in fitness centers, homes, and in schools. You will be lead through multiple demonstrations and learn exercise techniques to earn the fitness industries only accredited Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate.

There is a prerequisite for this certificate!

Earning the Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate is a two-step process. Qualifying professionals and students must first complete the Online Modules (OM) that will establish the foundation framework of understanding autism, implementing evidence-based teaching practices, and autism exercise program design. You must register here for the OM.

Once the OM are complete, professionals receive a Certificate of Completion, which qualifies them to attend the in-person workshop at the 2020 Summit. Participants must register at for the workshop at the 2020 Summit. You will not register with ACSM.

If you are a student wanting to register for the workshop, please email to confirm your student status and receive a workshop discount code.

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