Sports medicine conference coming to campus Feb. 27-28

116_armadilloThe Department of Kinesiology will host the 2014 annual meeting of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) at the BLUU on Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28.

All students and instructors with an interest in health, sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training and the use of “exercise as medicine” are invited to attend. Students studying biology, nursing and other health-related professions will also enjoy and benefit from the conference.

The focus of this year’s meeting is exploring career opportunities in health and sports medicine. Through a series of events spanning the two-day meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the variety of professional paths available within the field, as well as and discover cutting-edge research.

The 5th Annual TACSM Student Bowl, an educational, Jeopardy!-style game show for undergraduates, will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. In the competition, TCU’s team will vie for glory against twenty-nine student teams from all across Texas. The winning team will go on to represent Texas at the national American College of Sports Medicine conference in Orlando this May.

When the Student Bowl concludes, undergraduate and graduate students will present research posters on a variety of topics, from sports medicine and nutrition to exercise physiology, biomechanics and more.  A list of all poster abstracts will be available on the TACSM website soon.

On Friday, Feb. 28, attendees are invited to participate in a pre-health profession round table, which will feature an interdisciplinary panel of experts including a cardiologist, sports medicine physician, physical therapist, athletic trainer and cardiac rehabilitation specialist.

Click here to view the full meeting agenda.

The cost to attend the two-day event is only $35 for new student members, which includes a light reception on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and a one-year TACSM membership. On-site registration begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.

For more information, or to submit a question for the pre-health professional round table, email Melody Phillips at m.phillips@tcu.edu.