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Staying Physically Active During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted: March 16, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM is dedicated to supporting and promoting health through physical activity. Amid concerns around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, individuals in communities across the country and around the world are being encouraged to stay home. The following are many resources to help you and your members continue to stay physically active while at home... Read More...

ACSM Foundation Announces New Board Members
Posted: February 27, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Foundation recently elected four new members to its Board of Directors: Sam Browd, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington; Michael McBrayer, DJO Global; David Myers, Wolters Kluwer; and Ralph Reiff, Butler University. The foundation also appointed Kristin Belleson, ACSM’s new Chief Executive Officer, as secretary. Read More...

ACSM Announces Strategic Partnership with USA Weightlifting
Posted: February 19, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced a new partnership with USA Weightlifting (USAW), the sole governing and coaching certification body for weightlifting in the United States. The agreement significantly expands the opportunities for professional growth of ACSM and USAW, their members and certified professionals in the health fitness industry. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine Announces Kristin Belleson as New Chief Executive Officer
Posted: December 12, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has introduced Kristin C. Belleson as its new chief executive officer. Belleson will begin her new role on February 3, 2020. Belleson joins ACSM from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), where she served as interim Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Affiliate Affairs and Membership Services. Read More...

Wearable Tech Named ACSM’s Top Fitness Trend For 2020
Posted: October 31, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Do you use your smartwatch or fitness tracker to track your exercise, heart rate, calorie consumption or sleep quality? If you answered yes, you're among the millions of adults who use a wearable device at least monthly and part of the growing movement of individuals taking control of their health. Thus, it's not shocking that more than 3,000 health and fitness pros surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) say wearable tech will be the top trend in fitness in the coming year. ACSM released the results of its annual fitness trend forecast in the article "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2020" published in the November/December issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

Update on ACSM CEO Search
Posted: September 16, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The ACSM Executive Search Committee is pleased to share an update on the search for ACSM’s next transformative leader. In April, a CEO Search Committee was formed. Past ACSM President Walt Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is serving as Chair of the committee. One of the first responsibilities the committee undertook was identifying an external executive search firm. The committee contacted multiple firms, interviewed the top two candidates and, ultimately, selected Korn Ferry, a nationally known firm with expertise in the health care, life sciences, nonprofit and associations sectors. Read More...

ACSM Presents Prestigious Honor and Citation Awards
Posted: June 24, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced several award winners during its 66th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. One Honor and four Citation Awards were presented. Both awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. Read More...

Arlington, Virginia is #1 ‘Fittest City’ – 2019 American Fitness Index Ranks 100 Cities
Posted: May 14, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia has earned the title of “America’s Fittest City” in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The ACSM/Anthem Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators. Rounding out the top 10 cities were Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA; Madison, WI; Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, MN; Irvine, CA (new to the top 10); Denver, CO; and Portland, OR. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine Announces Departure of Longtime CEO Jim Whitehead
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced the departure of CEO Jim Whitehead, who accepted a new leadership position after 29 years of distinguished service as head of the organization. An executive search process is underway, and ACSM Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Tim Calvert, has been named interim CEO. Read More...

First-Time ACSM Certification Exam Pass Rates Reach Historic Levels
Posted: January 23, 2019 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In 2017, ACSM Certification completed its regularly scheduled job task analysis (JTA) study and update of the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) certification exams. The net result of these efforts is that pass rates have jumped dramatically and are at historically high levels for the ACSM-CPT and ACSM-EP certification exams. Moving forward, ACSM will apply the same rigorous redevelopment standards to the ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI) and ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) certification exams. Read More...

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Bill Signed into Law
Posted: November 21, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - President Donald Trump has signed into law HR 302/S. 808, which includes the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act that now paves the way for sports medicine practitioners to work across state lines with liability protections. The new law extends the liability insurance coverage of a state-licensed medical professional while on travel to another state when the professional provides medical services to an athlete, athletic team or team staff member. Previously, clinicians that traveled with teams across state lines could have faced allegations that they were practicing medicine without malpractice protection. The new law sufficiently remedies this problem. Read More...

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Releases the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Posted: November 12, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The second edition is based on the latest scientific evidence that shows that physical activity conveys even more health benefits than previously known. New aspects include discussions of... Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine, U.S. Center for SafeSport Partner to End Abuse in Sports
Posted: October 16, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) announced a formal partnership that will allow the two organizations to leverage their strengths and address the growing issue of abuse among athletes. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is the first and only national organization of its kind focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport through prevention, education and accountability. Read More...

ACSM, EXOS Announce Partnership to Enhance Fitness Industry
Posted: October 4, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) continued its aggressive partnership expansion strategy by announcing a new agreement with EXOS, a leader in workplace wellness and human performance for more than two decades. The agreement makes EXOS an official ACSM corporate partner and provides substantial benefits in the form of professional development and high-level job placement opportunities for ACSM certified professionals with one of the most innovative fitness organizations in the country. Read More...

New U.S. Report Card Reveals Near-Failing Grade for Physical Activity in Children, Youth
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineWASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. This is the third comprehensive assessment of physical activity in U.S. children and youth, updating the first report card released in 2014 and the second released in 2016. While the overall physical activity grade for children and youth remained low at D-, the 2018 report card revealed positive signs, especially related to opportunities and infrastructure that supports physical activity in children and youth. The Report Card includes grades for nine specific indicators, individual state data and recommendations for how grades can be improved. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine and Equinox Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted: August 28, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, announced a strategic partnership to help grow and advance the careers of ACSM Certified Personal Trainers. ACSM Personal Trainers will gain access to key Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) education tools and various career opportunities within Equinox. As part of the partnership, Equinox will be recognized as an ACSM approved provider of continuing education credits (CECs) via ACSM’s online learning platform. Read More...

ACSM and Wellcoaches Expand Partnership to Deliver Industry-leading Coaching & Behavior Change Programs
Posted: July 10, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corporation (Wellcoaches) announced an expansion of their 16-year partnership that will deliver two co-branded programs to those working in the fitness and wellness professions. The two co-branded offerings include a health and wellness coach training and education program and behavior change coaching skills program for fitness professionals. Read More...

ACSM Presents Honor Award and Citation Awards at Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
Posted: June 12, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine recently announced several award winners at its annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One Honor Award and seven Citation Award recipients were presented, and all of the winners were selected because of their significant contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. “Honor and Citation award winners are selected for their outstanding performance in the areas of research and scholarship, clinical care, administrative services or educational services,” said ACSM President Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM. “We are happy to recognize these awardees.” Read More...

Annual American Fitness Index Expands to Rank 100 Cities Arlington, Virginia is New #1 ‘Fit City’
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia edged out Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the coveted “most fit city in America” title by only half a point in the annual ACSM American Fitness Index Ranking (Fitness Index). Arlington’s neighbor, Washington, D.C., came in third, 3.7 points behind. Read More...

World’s Largest Exercise Class: May 2 Celebrates 30th Annual Project ACES Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)
Posted: May 1, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineJERSEY CITY, N.J. - In conjunction with May's Exercise is Medicine Month, “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to students, schools and various health, fitness, sports and medical-related facilities around the world on May 2. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 30th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM. Read More...

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