ACSM Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine

Central States Chapter

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Central States Annual Meeting 2023!
Oklahoma State University, Tulsa Campus
March 2nd and 3rd, 2023


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ACSM Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan. 27, 2021

As a trusted champion for health, ACSM supports science, the use of science in public policy and the use of the COVID-19 vaccination to control the pandemic and save lives. We encourage our members and certified professionals, as well as the public, to get the vaccine when it is made available.   

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Veronika Scudamore PhD
President, Central States Chapter
Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Derek Crawford PhD
President-Elect, Central States Chapter
Assitant Professor of Exercise Science
University of Central Missouri
Department of Kinesiology
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Terry DeWitt PhD, AT, ACSM EP-C
Past-President, Central States Chapter
Professor, Ouachita Baptist University
Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies 
Arkadelphia, AR 71998

Jason Wagganer PhD, FACSM, ACSM-CEP
Executive Director, Central States Chapter

Chairperson & Professor, Southeast Missouri State
Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

About Us

The Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine is dedicated to the advancement of the mission of the American College of Sports Medicine through grass roots efforts to involve students and young professionals in the organization. In addition to educational opportunities, the Central States Chapter offers students opportunities for research grants and awards which enhances their development as future professionals. Professionals in the field are able to access professional development opportunities locally and gain access to professional service and networking with colleagues through the chapter's services.


The Central States Chapter offers unique opportunities to interact more directly and frequently with fellow sports medicine and exercise science professionals. 
Professional Membership- $35
Student Membership- $15
- Discounts to Chapter meetings and events
- Newsletter highlighting chapter events and news
- Opportunities to present at meetings, forums and events
- Access to student scholarship and award programs
- Opportunities to network with exercise science, sports medicine, clinical exercise, and allied health professionals
- Information regarding regional graduate programs, internships, and job opportunities

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Veronika Scudamore


Terry DeWitt

Derek Crawford

Dr. Derek Crawford

President- Elect

Monica Kearney


Aspen Streetman

Graduate Student Representative

Reed Handlery

Arkansas State Representative

Katie Henrich

Kansas State Representative

Krista Kezbers

Oklahoma State Representative

Chanel Whitaker

Missouri State Representative

Michelle Gray

Regional Chapter Representative

Jason Wagganer

Executive Director