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ACSM is fortunate to be the go-to source on sports medicine and exercise science for several national and international media outlets. You can find some of our most recent coverage below, or you can view archived articles.  

American College of Sports Medicine Launches New Online Education Platform

by User Not Found | Jul 10, 2012

American College of Sports Medicine Launches New Online Education Platform
New, easy-to-use online system provides health and fitness professionals with more educational opportunities

INDIANAPOLIS - The American College of Sports Medicine is now offering Continuing Education Credits (CECs) online. The new system offers more courses, provides the ability to record and track CECs online, and is conveniently accessible from any computer.  The new online education can be accessed at

“ACSM is constantly striving to better meet the needs of health and fitness professionals,” said Jim Whitehead, ACSM’s Executive Vice President and CEO.  “Using the new online platform, we can offer a broad curriculum of continuing education programs that will keep certified fitness professionals current in their field.”

The new online learning platform offers a more diverse selection of continuing education opportunities, including multimedia video trainings.  Credits are updated instantly after each CEC is earned, so health and fitness professionals can easily track their progress.  In addition, it allows users to manually enter and track all of their CECs earned through various organizations.

ACSM offers nine different certifications and credentials to health and fitness professionals, including Certified Personal Trainer® and Certified Group Exercise InstructorSM, as well the new Exercise is Medicine® credential and other clinical and specialty certifications.  More than 75,000 health and fitness professionals have been certified by ACSM to date.  All ACSM certifications require continuing education to maintain their certified status.


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