2023 EIM-OC Mascot Challenge - Submissions Due October 16

Central States Chapter

Join us in Kansas City, Missouri for our next Central States Annual Meeting!!!

Upcoming Events

Central States Annual Meeting 2024!
Children's Mercy Research Institue, Kansas City, KS
March 7th and 8th, 2024

Below are some other important dates. Mark your calendars for the following deadlines:

  • 2024 CSACSM conference oral and poster presentation abstract submission deadline December 1, 2023
  • 2024 CSACSM conference symposium speaker deadline November 1, 2023
  • 2024 CSACSM conference Quiz bowl registration deadline February 1, 2024
  • Student Research Grants deadline December 1, 2023


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2023 EIM-OC Mascot Challenge - Submissions Due October 16

Sept. 12, 2023
Make sure to get your schools submission for the 2023 EIM-OC Mascot Challenge in by October 16. The theme this year is “Together We Move.”  Learn more.  
Derek Crawford PhD
President, Central States Chapter
Assitant Professor of Exercise Science
University of Central Missouri
Department of Kinesiology
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Erin Holt PhD
President-Elect, Central States Chapter
Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Department Chair
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Baker University
Baldwin City, KS 66066
Veronika Scudamore PhD
Past-President, 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 Allied Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Sciences
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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Derek Crawford

Dr. Derek Crawford

Erin Headshot

Erin Holt


Veronika Scudamore


Monica Kearney


Aspen Streetman

Graduate Student Representative

Reed Handlery

Arkansas State Representative
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Loree Weir

Kansas State Representative

Krista Kezbers

Oklahoma State Representative

Chanel Whitaker

Missouri State Representative

Michelle Gray

Regional Chapter Representative

Jason Wagganer

Executive Director