Southeast Hosting Women’s Exercise Lecture

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

March 25, 2005 – Barbara Bushman, president-elect of the Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), will be giving a lecture on women’s exercise at 6:30 p.m. April 12 in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall.

The lecture, entitled “Exercise and Women: Pitfalls, Performance, and Potential,” is open to the public and is free. 

The talk will focus on three areas of women’s exercise, including the female athlete triad, performance at different points of the menstrual cycle, and the benefits of exercise for women, especially as related to perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.

Along with her position as president-elect of the Central States Chapter, Bushman has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  She currently holds two ACSM certifications of exercise specialist and program director.  She also serves on a number of national and regional committees, including the ACSM Media Referral Network.  She is the associate dean of the graduate college at Southwest Missouri State University, and teaches in the areas of exercise testing, sports conditioning and nutrition for athletes. Currently Bushman is collaborating on a study that focuses on women athletes and immune system function.  She is the lead author of a book, Action Plan for Menopause, which will be released in April of this year.  The book will outline scientifically-based exercise guidelines for women approaching and experiencing menopause.

For more information on this event, contact Dr. Joe Pujol, chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, at (573)651-2664 or jpujol@semo.edu.