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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...

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...

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