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ACSM and National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute Named NYSS Champions
Posted: September 17, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recognized the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute (NYSHSI) as two of the first organizations to join the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion program. HHS released NYSS in September 2019 in response to Presidential Executive Order 13824, which called for a national plan to increase youth sports participation. Read More...

New Recommendations Steer Doctors Away From Opioids to Treat Pain in Adolescent Athletes
Posted: August 27, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Athletes at all levels and ages commonly experience pain during practice and in competition. Identifying and appropriately managing acute and chronic pain is fundamental for short- and long-term health. This is especially true for adolescent athletes in whom inadequate or inappropriate pain management can lead to a lifetime of consequences including an increased risk of opioid misuse. A team physician consensus statement just released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and five other professional sports medicine organizations shares guidelines to identify and manage pain in athletes ages 10 to 18. It urges team physicians and pediatricians to use non-pharmacologic treatments before prescribing opioids. Read More...

ACSM Publishes Call to Action Addressing COVID-19 and Return to Sports and Physical Activity
Posted: August 7, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has published a call to action statement addressing COVID-19 and safely returning to sports and exercise. Authored by ACSM subject matter experts, the statement highlights the current science around COVID-19 and provides 12 action steps to consider. “COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity” is ACSM’s first call to action statement and published in the August issue of ACSM’s Current Sports Medicine Reports. Read More...

Arlington, Virginia Again Named “Fittest City” in 2020 American Fitness Index Rankings
Posted: July 14, 2020 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 Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The science-based ACSM/Anthem FitneAncss Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators. Read More...

ACSM Announces Certified Professional of the Year Award
Posted: July 1, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM’s Committee for Certification and Registry Boards and the Health Fitness Summit Program Committees announce the inaugural ACSM Certified Professional of the Year. The ACSM Certified Professional of the Year will be awarded to an outstanding ACSM Certified Professional to recognize their dedication and exceptional contributions towards enhancing the health and wellness of individuals in their community. All ACSM certified professionals are encouraged to apply for this prestigious award. Read More...

ACSM Updates Recommendations to Prevent Cardiovascular Events at Fitness Facilities
Posted: June 29, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM recently published an expert consensus statement that provides guidance on training staff and establishing emergency plans to prevent cardiovascular events at fitness facilities, community and hotel fitness facilities and sporting event venues. The paper updates and replaces previous guidelines released by ACSM and the American Heart Association in 1998. Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Releases Official Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted: June 3, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is committed to diversity; we value and seek diverse and inclusive participation within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. The college promotes expanded diversity in membership, involvement and access to leadership. Diversity within ACSM creates a working and learning atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and an open exchange of ideas. For more than a decade, ACSM has had a strategic focus on diversity, equity and inclusion within its membership, leadership and educational programming. Read More...

NiCole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM, becomes 64th President of the American College of Sports Medicine
Posted: June 1, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Each year at the ACSM Annual Meeting's Friday evening banquet, the current ACSM President is recognized and thanked for their contributions to the college. At this time, the President-elect is brought to the stage, a ceremonial passing of the gavel occurs and the new President begins their duties by leading the Saturday Board of Trustees meeting. This year, however, was different. It was determined that Nicole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM, would take over as ACSM President effective June 1. This is the date following what would have been a series of events at the San Francisco Annual Meeting celebrating and recognizing both Dr. Keith and William Kraus, M.D., FACSM, the 63rd President of ACSM. Read More...

ACSM Announces Initial Plans for 2020 Annual Meeting Content, Alternate Delivery Following Cancellation
Posted: May 15, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In response to the cancellation of this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses, the Program Committee released new information regarding the delivery of content planned for this year’s meeting. ACSM remains committed to providing value to members and attendees by meeting their educational needs despite the need to cancel. Read More...

ACSM Announces Initial Plans for 2020 Annual Meeting Content, Alternate Delivery Following Cancellation
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In response to the cancellation of this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses, the Program Committee released new information regarding the delivery of content planned for this year’s meeting. ACSM remains committed to providing value to members and attendees by meeting their educational needs despite the need to cancel. Read More...

ACSM Celebrates Member Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
Posted: April 22, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the American College of Sports Medicine acknowledges the more than 5,000 volunteers who serve countless hours in furthering ACSM’s mission and vision. Read More...

Exercise, Immunity and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted: April 1, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The human immune system is a highly intricate network of cells and molecules designed to keep the host free from infection and disease. Exercise is known to have a profound impact on the normal functioning of the immune system. Having higher age and sex-adjusted scores for cardiorespiratory fitness and performing regular exercise of moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise that fall within ACSM guidelines has been shown to improve immune responses to vaccination, lower chronic low-grade inflammation and improve various immune markers in several disease states including cancer, HIV, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cognitive impairment and obesity. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has raised a lot of questions regarding how exercise can protect us from infection by boosting immunity. Read More...

How the CARES Act Can Help ACSM Members
Posted: March 31, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Last week, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, new legislation that will provide $2.2 trillion in economic stimulus for families and businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus. ACSM Vice President of Government Relations, Monte Ward, offers a summary of a few of the provisions related to the legislation that may be useful for ACSM members and certified professionals such as state-specific resources, information on taxes and rebates and details specific to education. Read More...

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...

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