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In 1972, the Midwest Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) was the first regional chapter to be granted permanent status. It was founded to follow, fulfill and promote, at the regional level, the objectives of the American College of Sports Medicine. The MWACSM is a chapter rich in tradition with a strong student focus. Through the years it has offered its members outstanding educational programs and opportunities for networking through the regional annual meeting.

Purpose and Objectives of the MWACSM

  • To promote and advance scientific knowledge and application of this knowledge dealing with the effect of sports and other physical activities on the health and wellness of human beings at various stages of life.
  • To collaborate with other organizations, educators, scientists, physicians, fitness practitioners, and students concerned with the same or related specialties.
  • To arrange for mutual meetings of educators, scientists, physicians, fitness practitioners, and students concerned with the same or related specialties.
  • To initiate, promote, and collaborate on research in these fields.
  • To disseminate information pertaining to various aspects of sports, other physical activities, and medicine.

MWACSM Documents