December 31, 2012
The NEACSM is one of twelve regional chapters of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and represents the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The chapter conducts and assists with various public and professional programs, provides a member forum, and publishes educational and research materials for public and professional use.
The 2012 Conference was entitled “Building and Maintaining the Elite Athlete.”
The Department of Kinesiology also fielded a team of undergraduate students in the 9th Annual College Bowl held as part of the annual NEACSM conference. The UMass Amherst team, comprised of Kristen Millet, Matthew Bruha, and Angel Baez, tested their knowledge of sports medicine against 18 other teams from around the New England region. The team finished in third place, behind only the University of Connecticut and Springfield College in the competition.