Students, mark your calendar for the spring 2024 Annual ACSM Northwest Chapter Meeting!

Feb. 16 and 17 in Moscow, Idaho
More information to follow soon!


Read about last year's conference.

March 1, 2023 -- ACSM Northwest Chapter Annual Conference

Several Exercise Science students attended the American College of Sports Medicine Northwest (ACSM NW) annual conference Feb. 24 and 25 in Portland, Ore., returning with positive reports about their experience. "I enjoyed interacting with other students from across the Northwest and learning from others’ college experiences," commented Catherine Frisiras. Professor Gary McCall and Associate Professor Mike Pohl also attended.

Congratulations to Catherine Frisiras and Kevin Covarrubias for presenting their research:

  • “Elevated Lung Diffusing Capacity (DLCO) During Exercise in The Heat,” by Catherine Frisiras '23
  • “Torso and Pelvis Biomechanics Associated with Pitch Velocity in Baseball,” by Kevin Covarrubias '23

Also, congratulations to the "Fabulous Fibulas" -- Kevin Covarrubias, Catherine Frisiras, and Grace Moussa -- the team who represented Puget Sound's Exercise Science students in the Jeopardy-style Knowledge Bowl competition, coming close to claiming the coveted award trophy!

If you are thinking about attending next year’s conference, Catherine Frisiras says:

“I highly recommend attending the conference if you are at all interested in networking, learning about research from fellow students and professionals, presenting your own research, or participating in the Knowledge Bowl. Presenting my research was a great way to show what I have been working on for the last year in a professional setting.

Even if you are not presenting research at the conference, getting to see other undergrad and graduate students working on their research is inspiring and helps you apply what you are learning in your classes to their topics!”

The ACSM is the primary international professional organization for exercise science and sports medicine, and the Exercise Science department encourages students' participation. The annual conference includes inspiring speakers and information sessions addressing a wide variety of exercise science-related topics.

Details about next year’s conference will be announced when they are available. In the meantime, visit the ACSM website for information about the organization and enjoy photos from this year's event.