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Abstract Submissions Due Feb. 20

Acceptable Abstract Types

  1. Scientific Abstract

    • An abstract that completed the IRB review process and is original research
    • The first author must be present
  2. Case Study Abstract (not eligible for awards)

    • An abstract that includes data on only a single participant
  3. Meta-Analysis Abstract (not eligible for awards)

    • An abstract that summarizes a review of the literature with additional statistical analyses
  4. Non-traditional Research Abstract (not eligible for awards)

    • For students who want to gain experience doing research and/or presenting, but may not be able to carry out the full process.  Acceptable non-traditional research abstracts include:
      • Research in progress
      • Potential research ideas for your thesis/dissertation/student project
      • Synthesis of literature/Systematic review
      • Class project with no IRB (must present only de-identified group data and blurred images unless express consent is obtained)


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April 3-5, 2025

Mankato, MN


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Mary Stenson

Associate Professor at University of Minnesota Duluth


Corey Selland

Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University Mankato


Shane Scholten

Associate Professor at Augustana University

Executive Director

Erin White

Professor at Winona State University

About Us

The Northland Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NACSM) is a diverse group of professionals and students dedicated to the advancement of sports medicine and exercise science. While our members are primarily from Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, we welcome members from neighboring states and Canadian provinces as well. The chapter seeks to communicate scientific information, provide a forum for research, foster professional peer interaction and support career growth. NACSM adheres to the mission of the American College of Sports Medicine on a regional level.


Joining the Northland ACSM Chapter ensures easy access and close-to-home educational, professional, and networking opportunities. Members gain access to programs and opportunities in a smaller and more personal environment. Whether it's building knowledge, building networks or building careers, Northland ACSM can you get there! 

Make the most of your chapter membership-
  • Share your research & present at meetings
  • Connect with like-minded professionals & students
  • Access funding opportunities 
  • Advance your education through first-rate educational offerings
  • Volunteer & serve to get connected and give back
  • Gain exposure to a variety of sports medicine & exercise science professions

Chapter Leaders

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Sam Haag


Shane Scholten


Mary Stenson
Corey Selland

Minnesota State Rep

Corey Selland
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Nebraska State Rep

Sam Dolezal
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North Dakota State Rep

Colin Bond
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South Dakota State Rep

Thayne Munce
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At-Large Rep

Ana Ribeiro
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ACSM Student Reps

Colten Brand & Katie Curtis
Matt Heesch

Student Activities Director

Matt Heesch
Erin White

Executive Director

Erin White