Southeast Chapter

2021 SEACSM Fall Lecture Series

The 2021 Fall lecture series will include a virtual lecture "hosted" by institutions in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, but available for all SEACSM members to view live.

  1. Wednesday, December 8 at 4 pm EST hosted by Dr. Eric Plaisance at University of Alabama Birmingham
  2. Thursday, December 9 at 4 pm EST hosted by Dr. Katie Davis at Augusta University in Georgia
  3. Friday, December 10th at 4:00 pm EST hosted by Dr. B. Sue Graves at Florida Atlantic University

The links to join the virtual lectures will be posted here on December 3.

The 2021 Fall Lecture Series is coordinated by Shannon Mathis at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Eduardo Bustamante, PhD. University of Illinois-Chicago

Physical Activity as Medium—Not Medicine—for Public Health Impact


Through the lens of community-engaged physical activity intervention studies conducted in the UIC Healthy Kids Lab, we will explore how our research team has come to adopt a view of physical activity as “medium,” rather than “medicine.” We will explore how this framing has helped us promote mental health among children and families living in low-income communities; and its implications for overcoming traditional barriers to dissemination and implementation of physical activity interventions that have historically limited public health impact.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the session, attendees will attain a novel perspective on physical activity intervention at the individual and group levels. They will be able to define physical activity as medium and understand how embracing physical activity as medium in intervention contexts can improve fit, adoption, and sustainability.

Future Lecture Tour Locations:

2022 — NC, SC, VA
2023 — KY, TN, LA, MS
2024 — AL, FL, GA

The fourth Southeast ACSM Webinar
Growing in Leadership: Practical Lessons for Kinesiology Students—and Everyone Else.

Alicia Bryan, Ph.D., Columbus State University

In this conversation, Dr. Alicia T. Bryan, Interim Associate Provost and Vice President for Faculty Affairs at Columbus State University, talked about growing through leadership in Exercise Science.

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The third Southeast ACSM Webinar: Cardiometabolic Health, Exercise, and My Journey Through Academia on October 21, 2021.

Jonathan Ruiz-Ramie, Ph.D., Augusta University

In this conversation, Dr. Jonathan Ruiz-Ramie, Assistant Professor at Augusta University, talked about his research and journey through academia.

The second Southeast ACSM Webinar, Move from Lead to Inclusion: Journey from Student to ACSM Fellow was held on September 2, 2021

L. Jerome (Jerry) Brandon, Ph.D., FACSM, Georgia State University

The objective of this webinar was to provide students and professionals at all levels, especially those underserved and in the minority, with pathways to effective careers in Sports Medicine. This seminar  included educational preparation, professional development, and organizational service.

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Watch the webinar on the SEACSM YouTube channel. COMING SOON!

The first Southeast ACSM Webinar on Diversity in Exercise Science and Kinesiology was held on July 13, 2021

Charles Burrage, Ed.D., CSCS, University of North Georgia
Sasha McBurse, M.S., University of West Georgia
T.J. Exford, Ph.D., MSED, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University

Topics of discussion included panelists’ field of expertise, current occupation, and professional journey. We  also discussed career goals, finding appropriate mentors, and other techniques for professional success in the field.
SEACSM Diversity webinar

Watch the webinar on the SEACSM YouTube channel. COMING SOON!

2022 Southeast ACSM Annual Meeting

February 17–19, 2022
Hyatt Regency Greenville

Greenville, SC

Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary SEACSM Annual Meeting! You can learn more at the SEACSM Annual Meeting web page.

Other ACSM events

ACSM Advanced Team Physician Course 

December 1–3, 2021
National Harbor, MD

ACSM's International Health & Fitness Summit
March 31–April 3, 2022
Dallas, TX

ACSM’s 2022 Annual Meeting
May 31–June 4, 2022
San Diego, CA

Learn more about other upcoming ACSM Events