ACSM Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine

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

Matt Ganio PhD, FACSM
Past-President, Central States Chapter
Department Head, University of Arkansas
Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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

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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Terry DeWitt


Matt Ganio


Veronika Scudamore

Jay Campbell

Jason Campbell


Michaela Stompoly

Graduate Student Representative

Monica Kearney

Missouri Representative
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Jacilyn Olson

Oklahoma Representative

Michelle Gray

Regional Chapter Representative

Jason Wagganer

Executive Director