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Significant Changes to ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
Posted: September 16, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM's flagship publication, ACSM's Guideline's for Exercise Testing and Prescription, has been a key educational and practical resource for fitness professionals and students since it's original publication. With the publication of each new edition, the information is updated to reflect the most current scientifically based standards in exercise. To help guide the reader to the most significant updates in the latest, 11th edition, ACSM provides the following documents... Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Statement on Mental Health Challenges for Athletes
Posted: August 9, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recognizes the importance of developing the whole athlete. To achieve peak performance, it is important to be equally attentive to both physical and mental health. Approximately one-in-five adults live with a mental health condition during their lifetime. While physical activity is excellent for brain health, sports participation is not entirely protective against mental health challenges. Read More...

Senate Passes ACSM-Supported Bill Promoting Physical Activity
Posted: August 2, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineWASHINGTON, D.C. - The advocacy efforts of ACSM continued to pay dividends on Friday, as the United States Senate passed S. 1301, the Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act. Senators Sherrod Brown, Roger Wicker and Shelley Moore Capito introduced the legislation, which would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prepare and promote physical activity recommendations based on the latest scientific evidence at least every 10 years. Federal guidelines were first issued in 2008 and no regular administrative process exists for subsequent revisions. Read More...

Arlington, Virginia Named “Fittest City” in 2021 American Fitness Index Ranking of Top 100
Posted: July 13, 2021 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 ACSM / Anthem Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 34 evidence-based indicators. Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Releases Official Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted: July 6, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, 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. Read More...

ACSM Publications Committee Announces 2020 Paper of the Year Selections
Posted: June 5, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The ACSM Publications Committee established an annual Paper of the Year Award in 2020 for each of ACSM’s journals to recognize the demonstrated excellence in scientific and scholarly articles published during the previous year. ACSM congratulates the 2020 Paper of the Year Award winners: Read More...

Parkinson’s Foundation and American College of Sports Medicine Announce Exercise Recommendations for Parkinson’s Disease
Posted: May 25, 2021 in Other News, Suppliers

Parkinson's FoundationMIAMI, FL and NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Parkinson's Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have announced new exercise recommendations to provide safe and effective guidance on physical activity to people with Parkinson's and to certified exercise professionals working with them. Read More...

ACSM Names Incoming Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Posted: May 25, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM announces that Andrew M. Jones, Ph.D., FACSM, has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE). Dr. Jones was selected through a rigorous application and interview search process from among a pool of talented and qualified candidates. Read More...

ACSM Member Support Spurs Reintroduction of Bill to Keep Americans Informed, Healthy
Posted: April 22, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Congressional representatives and senators reintroduced a major health-promotion bill championed by ACSM and supported by ACSM members and certified professionals. H.R. 2094/S. 1301, the Physical Activities Recommendations for Americans Act, is designed to promote health and combat obesity by keeping the national physical activity guidelines up to date, as well as understandable and practical for all. Read More...

ACSM Announces Kristin Traskie as Inaugural Certified Fitness Professional of the Year
Posted: April 9, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced Kristin A. Traskie, M.P.H., ACSM-CPT as the ACSM Certified Professional of the Year during ACSM’s 25th anniversary International Health & Fitness Summit. Traskie is the inaugural recipient of the award. ACSM’s Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) selected this year’s winner for demonstrating exceptional leadership, motivation and instructional skills, as well as the ability to inspire clients to achieve health and wellness goals. Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Releases Statement on Violence against People of Asian Descent
Posted: March 30, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is committed to diversity. Diversity within ACSM creates a working and learning atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and an open exchange of ideas. While ACSM is an international organization, today we focus on the racial injustices seen with recent attacks against people of Asian descent in the U.S. Read More...

ACSM and Technogym Partner to Promote Physical Activity, Improve Quality of Life
Posted: March 23, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Adults averaged more than eight hours a day sitting prior to COVID-19. Some report sedentary behavior has increased upwards of three hours since the pandemic hit. As world leaders in health and wellness, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Technogym understand the increased health risks people face when they are less active. That’s why the two organizations are extending their partnership to promote the importance of physical activity to combat chronic disease and illness. Read More...

ACSM Announces Newly Elected 2021 – 22 Officers and Trustees
Posted: March 3, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM congratulates the newly elected ACSM officers and trustees and thanks everyone who made time to vote this year. The new officers and trustees will begin their duties following the 2021 virtual ACSM Annual Meeting. Read More...

ACSM Celebrates Black History Month with Special Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and the Black Community
Posted: February 8, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - February is Black History Month, a dedicated time to acknowledge the contributions of Black people to American society and culture, as well as a time to reflect on the racial injustices and discrimination still taking place today. As part of Black History Month, ACSM will host a a special webinar from 4 - 5 PM EST on February 18. Read More...

ACSM Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine
Posted: January 27, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - As a trusted champion for health, ACSM supports science, the use of science in public policy and the use of the COVID-19 vaccination to control the pandemic and save lives. ACSM encourages its members and certified professionals, as well as the public, to get the vaccine when it is made available. Read More...

ACSM’s 2021 Annual Meeting is Going Virtual June 1 – 5, 2021
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees, exhibitors and partners, ACSM’s 2021 Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine will be presented virtually from June 1-5, 2021. Read More...

ACSM’s 2021 International Health & Fitness Summit is Going Virtual and Celebrating 25 Years
Posted: January 4, 2021 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM's 2021 International Health & Fitness Summit is going virtual April 7-10, 2021. And, the 25th Anniversary Theme is: Moving Beyond Barriers. Barriers impede progress. Well-known barriers like perceived lack of time, chronic disease, psychological factors and socioeconomic levels can interfere with the ability to live a healthy lifestyle and reach athletic potential. While barriers can be a roadblock, health fitness professionals can work with clients to eliminate such barriers and achieve health and fitness goals. Read More...

Online Training is New Top Fitness Trend for 2021 according to ACSM Annual Forecast
Posted: December 29, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Millions of adults were affected by fitness facility closures this year and forced to find innovative ways to be active at home. Thus, it’s not shocking that more than 4,000 health and fitness pros surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified online training as the new top trend in fitness for 2021. Online training moved up 25 spots from its number 26 rank in 2020. ACSM released the results of its annual fitness trend forecast in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2021,” published in the January/February issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

ACSM Updates Education Requirement to Maintain Gold Standard Certifications
Posted: November 5, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) has announced substantial changes to the educational requirements for its two highest level certifications, the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) and the ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP). The change will require candidates for the ACSM-EP and ACSM-CEP exams to have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology from a regionally accredited college or university that is also programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Read More...

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...

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