American College of Sports Medicine
…Advancing health through science, education and medicine
Much more than a slogan, the American College of Sports Medicine puts into practice its strategic efforts to advancing the health of all. As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members. Our members apply their knowledge, training and dedication in sports medicine and exercise science to promote healthier lifestyles for people around the globe. Working in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines, our members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise.
ACSM credentials are recognized as the Gold Standard throughout the United States and around the world. By obtaining an ACSM certification, your employer knows that you have passed the most rigorous and up-to-date health/fitness and clinical certification(s) that exist. There are many benefits to being ACSM certified/registered. For more information on ACSM's various certifications and credentials, visit http://www.acsm.org/get-stay-certified.
ACSM Regional Chapters
12 Regional Chapters throughout the United States ensure easy access to regional educational meetings, publications and activities. Enjoy unmatched opportunities to network with professionals and students close to home. To learn more about ACSM's other chapters, visit the various chapter websites.
Clinical Exercise Physiology Association
...advancing the profession of clinical exercise physiology
CEPA is as an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). CEPA, along with ACSM, is committed to the development of CEPA as an independent, self-sufficient professional organization. The primary purpose of CEPA is to advance the scientific and practical application of clinical exercise physiology for the betterment of the health, fitness, and quality of life for patients at high risk or living with a chronic disease. CEPA’s focus is to advance the profession of clinical exercise physiology through advocacy, education, and career development. For more information, visit the CEPA website.
Other Professional Organizations
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
American Association for Physical Activity & Recreation
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
American Council on Exercise
American Kinesiology Association
American Medical Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physiological Society
American Public Health Association
American Society for Nutrition
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Gatorade Sport Science Institute
International Federation of Sports Medicine
National Athletic Trainers' Association
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
National Strength and Conditioning Association
North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine
North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
Society of Health and Physical Educators America
Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance