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American College of Sports Medicine Adds DuPont Nutrition & Health and Polar as Offical Corporate Partners

by User Not Found | Jun 11, 2015

June 11, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) today announcedstrategic corporate partnerships with DuPont Nutrition & Health and Polar.

DuPont Nutrition & Health is a premier specialty food ingredient and nutrition science leader to food, beverage and dietary supplement industries while Polar is the leading pioneer of heart rate monitors and wearable sports devices for fitness enthusiasts and athletes.

Both companies had a strong presence at ACSM’s 62nd Annual Meeting and 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue in San Diego from May 26-30.  DuPont and Polar were also supporters of ACSM’s Annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition held earlier this year.

“Aligning with strategic partners like DuPont Health & Nutrition and Polar is extremely important to the progress of ACSM,” said Jim Whitehead, executive vice president/CEO.  “Not only do DuPont and Polar provide additional value to our events, they also bring credible science and research to the table which is a resource for our members and certified health fitness professionals.”

In addition to supporting ACSM events, DuPont and Polar will contribute educational content to ACSM certified health and fitness professionals via, continuing education webinars and peer-reviewed journal submissions to ACSM’s Medicine & Science In Sports & Science (MSSE), Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) and Health & Fitness Journal.

“We are excited to partner with ACSM to share current research on protein blends, probiotics and betaine for muscle health,” said Ratna Mukherjea, Ph.D., associate director of global nutrition at DuPont Nutrition & Health. “This information provides ACSM scientists with proven advantages of protein blends in increasing lean muscle mass, improving immune health through probiotics and betaine driven hydration benefits of athletes.”

“It was key for us to partner with an organization that truly complements our efforts to educate and advance fitness and exercise professionals on the latest research and technology,” said Gina Pilnacek, senior director of marketing for Polar.  “ACSM offers a stellar, established platform to share our ideas and expertise on heart rate and fitness technology with their members so, together, we can achieve a better, more fit future.”

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Polar join Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSS), Technogym, Wolters Kluwer Health, Egg Nutrition Center, Anytime Fitness and DUNK as official corporate partners of ACSM.


About the American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 50,000 international, national and regional members are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. 

About DuPont Nutrition & Health

DuPont Nutrition & Health combines in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition with current research and expert science to deliver unmatched value to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. We are innovative solvers, drawing on deep consumer insights and a broad product portfolio to help our consumers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities.

About Polar
Headquartered in Lake Success, NY, Polar USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finland-based Polar Electro OY, which invented the first wireless heart rate monitor (HRM) in 1977. Polar now operates internationally in more than 80 countries and its products are sold through 35,000 retailers globally. Polar heart rate and fitness assessment technology delivers unparalleled insight into the human body from valuable training guidance and feedback, to enabling individuals to improve their fitness level and sports performance. Polar technology is key to the success of leading fitness facilities, athletic teams, corporate wellness facilities, health insurance providers and thousands of physical education programs around the world. Today, Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. For more information, visit


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