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For the Record

The American College of Sports Medicine is committed to sharing information that clearly articulates its position on a variety of issues being discussed in traditional and social media. The intent of the following statements is to provide helpful and clarifying detail and/or correct misinformation that may be shared about such topics.
  • Global Energy Balance Network - the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) had no affiliation with the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN). ACSM did not financially support the organization or its research, influence its work or promote its outcomes. Read more
  • The Basic Science of Energy Balance - ACSM's  position stand on the topic of energy balance is based on the scientific evidence and came to the following conclusion: for successful long-term weight loss, both physical activity and dietary change are important. Read more.
  • Corporate Partnerships of Exercise is Medicine - ACSM has partnered with a number of cross-industry organizations to help launch the Exercise Is Medicine program (EIM). Read more.
  • Licensure for Select Exercise Professionals - ACSM has never promoted or advocated for the licensure of all exercise professionals. ACSM supports and advocates licensure only for those exercise professionals working with patients and clients with medical conditions that require minimal to advanced clinical support. Read more.
  • Licensure, ACSM and the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP) - The American College of Sports Medicine is one of seven certifying organizations that make up the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals® (CREP). The CREP coalition began with a focus on a registry of exercise professionals but, over time, expanded to licensure and occupational regulation- a position that was not consistent with that of ACSM. Read more.

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