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ACSM Releases 2023 Certification Annual Report
Posted: March 21, 2024 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The 2023 ACSM Certification Annual Report is now available for download. Gain insights into how ACSM's certification portfolio performed, updates on the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) strategy for lifelong learning, and highlights of CCRB's advocacy and outreach efforts in collaboration with the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP) and the Physical Activity Alliance. Read More...

ACSM Announces 2024 Certified Professional of the Year
Posted: February 23, 2024 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Brian Cleven, M.S., ACSM-CEP, LAT has been named the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Certified Professional of the Year of the Year for 2024. Cleven received the award during the 2024 IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Read More...

NFL Veteran Chris Draft Joins ACSM’s Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board
Posted: February 15, 2024 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and its Exercise is Medicine Program (EIM) announces that former NFL linebacker Chris Draft has joined the Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board. Moving Through Cancer is the first disease-specific initiative within EIM and focused on making exercise a standard of oncological care by 2029. Read More...

ACSM Announces Resignation of Chief Executive Officer
Posted: January 25, 2024 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Chief Executive Officer Kristin Belleson has resigned her position with ACSM, effective January 19, 2024. ACSM has appointed Katie Feltman, who formerly served as ACSM’s Chief Operating Officer, as interim CEO through January 17, 2025, or until a permanent CEO is selected. Read More...

Wearable Technology Named Top Fitness Trend for 2024
Posted: December 28, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released survey results in the article “2024 ACSM Worldwide Fitness Trends: Future Directions of the Health and Fitness Industry,” published in the January/February issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Since 2006, the ACSM Worldwide Fitness Trends survey has gathered input from 2,000 clinicians, researchers and practitioners in the fitness industry and is designed to provide input on fitness trends as opposed to “fads” that have little or no impact on the industry. Read More...

IDEA, ACSM Present Data on Current Wages and Trends in the Fitness Industry
Posted: December 5, 2023 in Suppliers

IDEA and ACSMSAN DIEGO, CA - Two leading authorities in the fitness industry unveil the highly anticipated 2023 Fitness Industry Compensation Trends Report. IDEA Health & Fitness Association and the American College of Sports Medicine joined forces for this comprehensive survey offering unparalleled insights into the evolving landscape of compensation within the fitness sector, providing essential data for fitness professionals, gym owners and industry stakeholders. Read More...

Call for Editor-in-Chief Applications and Nominations for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal
Posted: October 30, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM is now accepting applications and nominations for the role of Editor-in-Chief for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal (HFJ), with plans to interview finalists in the spring of 2024. Ideally, applicants are ACSM members in good standing who have a strong working knowledge of applied science. The applicants’ editorial experiences, organizational abilities, creativity and the capacity to serve in this role will be considered. Read More...

NFL Announces ACSM as New Member of Its Smart Hearts Coalition
Posted: October 16, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The National Football League (NFL) announces the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has joined its Smart Hearts Coalition. Founded in March of this year in response to the life-saving emergency care provided to Damar Hamlin, the NFL’s Smart Hearts Coalition is advocating for all 50 states to adopt evidence-based policies that will prevent fatal outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) among high school students. Read More...

ACSM Annual Meeting to Feature Yearly Spotlight
Posted: September 13, 2023 in Suppliers

ACSM 2024INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Based on a Presidential task force recommendation, the Annual Meeting Program Committee has approved a decision to sunset ACSM's two World Congresses in favor of a new yearly “Spotlight” at the Annual Meeting, featuring sessions integrating basic science, applied science and clinical medicine. The inaugural Spotlight Theme for the 2024 Annual Meeting, as chosen by the new Spotlight subcommittee, is “Precision Health.” Read More...

ACSM’s 2024 Certified Professional of the Year Applications Now Open
Posted: August 2, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM’s Certification and Registry Boards and Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee announce that applications for the 2024 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year award are now open. This award recognizes an outstanding ACSM certified professional's dedication and exceptional contributions to enhance the health and wellness of individuals in the community. Read More...

The Nation’s Capital Region Leads ‘Fittest Cities’ in 2023 ACSM American Fitness Index Ranking
Posted: July 19, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., are the top cities in the 16th annual ACSM American Fitness Index (Fitness Index) rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Elevance Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Elevance Health. Arlington was named “America’s Fittest City” for the sixth consecutive year, with top scores in both the personal health and community/environment sub-scores. Read More...

The Latest Impact Factors for ACSM Journals
Posted: July 6, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) shares that five of the six journals have impact factors. The Journal Impact Factor (JIF), released by Clarivate Analytics, is one measure of journal success. The continued success of ACSM’s journals is the result of the expertise and dedication of the editors-in-chief, associate and section editors, editorial boards, and reviewers. ACSM strives to promote, support, and disseminate transformative research through six leading scholarly journals. Read More...

ACSM to Implement Mandatory First Aid Training for Certified Professionals in 2027
Posted: June 29, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) certified professionals play a crucial role in ensuring the health and safety of their clients, extending beyond exercise routines. It is essential to provide immediate basic first aid care in certain situations to prevent the rapid deterioration of a client or patient's condition and minimize the risk of long-term injury or death. Recognizing the significance of these skills, the ACSM certification board is implementing a mandatory first aid requirement for all ACSM certification programs starting from January 1, 2027. Read More...

ACSM Foundation Announces 2023 – 2024 Grant Recipients
Posted: June 7, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The ACSM Foundation administers and disburses funds to bolster the college’s educational, scientific and charitable goals. The Foundation's Research Grant Program aims to facilitate impactful research projects and promote advancements in the field. The 2023 - 2023 Grant Recipients are... Read More...

ACSM Releases Updated Code of Ethics for Certified Professionals
Posted: May 24, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - One of the annual responsibilities of the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) Executive Committee (EC) is a review of operating policies. This review ensures that the CCRB is consistently evaluating its certification practices and meeting industry best practices. As such, the CCRB Ethics Committee compared the revised ACSM Member Code of Ethics to the Code of Ethics for ACSM Credentialed Professionals (ACSMCP). Both documents were in alignment. Minimal changes were approved by the CCRB EC in May 2023. Read More...

Major Milestone Achieved for Exercise Professionals, Health Care
Posted: May 5, 2023 in Suppliers

Exercise Is MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Health Level Seven International (HL7), a global network of health care databases, has formally approved a Physical Activity Implementation Guide adding physical activity as a vital sign and enabling referrals between exercise professionals and health care professionals. This is a major milestone on the road to establishing exercise professionals as a critical part of the health care team and adding physical activity as a standard vital sign in health care delivery, two fundamental tenets of ACSM's global health initiative, Exercise is Medicine. Read More...

ACSM Names 2023 Certified Professional of the Year
Posted: March 20, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Louise Valentine, MPH, CHES, ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, EIM, has been named ACSM’s Certified Professional of the Year for 2023. The award was presented to Valentine Saturday, March 18 during ACSM’s annual International Health & Fitness Summit in Arlington, Virginia. Read More...

ACSM Exercise is Medicine Initiative Announces Strategic Partnership with EXI
Posted: January 5, 2023 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) global health initiative, Exercise is Medicine (EIM), announces a new partnership with EXI, a MedTech company that has developed a robust physical activity prescription platform with a consumer facing app. Powered by EIM, EXI empowers health care professionals to prescribe tailored exercise programs in a way that’s easy, effective and delivered at the click of a button. Read More...

Wearable Technology Named Top Fitness Trend for 2023
Posted: December 28, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released survey results in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2023,” published in the January/February issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Now in its 17th year, this annual, international survey found that technology continues to impact the fitness industry, so it’s not surprising that the more than 4,500 health and fitness pros surveyed identified wearables as the #1 trend for 2023. There are, however, several emerging trends that will influence the industry in the coming year. Read More...

Arlington, Virginia Named ‘Fittest City’ in 2022 American Fitness Index Ranking
Posted: July 12, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia, has been named “America’s Fittest City” in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Elevance Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Elevance Health. The ACSM / Elevance Health Foundation Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 34 evidence-based indicators. Rounding out the top 10 fittest cities are Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; Seattle, Washington; Irvine, California; Portland, Oregon; St. Paul, Minnesota; Denver, Colorado; and Chicago, Illinois (first time in the top 10). Read More...

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