2023 EIM-OC Mascot Challenge - Submissions Due October 16

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Abstract Submissions due February 15, 2024.

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)


Student Quiz Bowl is March 22, 2024

Put together your teams to represent your University/College!

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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.  
Mascot Challenge
Call for proposal sessions due August 1, 2023!  Click here for full details.

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Shane Scholten

Associate Professor at Augustana University


Mary Stenson

Associate Professor at University of Minnesota Duluth


Sam Haag

Associate Professor at Concordia St. Paul

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
Ana Ribeiro2

At-Large Rep

Ana Ribeiro
Colten Brand Katie Curtis

ACSM Student Reps

Colten Brand & Katie Curtis
Matt Heesch

Student Activities Director

Matt Heesch
Erin White

Executive Director

Erin White