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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...

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...

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