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Endorsed Papers/Statements

ACSM's Policy on endorsing scientific statements from outside organizations

ACSM welcomes the opportunity to consider endorsing scientific statements from outside organizations and has an approved policy in place to handle these requests. ACSM’s pronouncements committee will organize the peer review of scientific statements and make a recommendation to the board of trustees regarding endorsement. The board of trustees makes the final decision regarding endorsement.

Normally, ACSM will not review and consider a document for endorsement unless the submitting organization is open to considering recommendations for revision. In addition, ACSM routinely needs to receive the document four to six weeks prior to the outside organization’s decision deadline in order to provide thoughtful review. More extensive documents may require additional time to review and process. In special cases where the document is received less than four to six weeks prior to a decision deadline and ACSM remains interested in the possibility of endorsement, it will consider moving forward with the review on a case-by-case basis. 

Organizations wishing to have ACSM consider endorsement of their scientific statement should direct all requests to Lynette L. Craft, PhD, FACSM, Chief Science Officer. 

ACSM-Endorsed Documents

2003
• Exercise and Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease – Position Stand
o American Heart Association

• Inter-Association Task Force on Exertional Heat Illnesses – Consensus Statement
o National Athletic Trainers’ Association

2006
• Exercise, Arrhythmias and Acute Cardiovascular Events: Putting the Risk of Physical Activity in Perspective – Position Stand
o American Heart Association

2007
• Performance Measures on Cardiac Rehabilitation for Referral to and Delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention Services - Report
o American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation/American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association

• Assessment of Functional Capacity in Clinical and Research Settings – Scientific Statement
o American Heart Association Committee on Exercise, Rehabilitation, and Prevention of the Council on Clinical Cardiology and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing

2008
• Clinical Performance Measures for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults - Report
o American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology

2009
• Weight Management- Position Stand 
o American Dietetic Association

2010
• Preventing Sudden Death in Sports and Physical Activity – Book
o Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC, FACSM

• Preparticipation Physical Evaluation, 4th Edition – Book
o American Academy of Pediatrics

2013
• Female Athlete Triad – Clearance and Return to Play Consensus Statement – Consensus Statement
o Female Athlete Coalition

2014
• Scientific Statement on ECG in Youth – Scientific Statement
o American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology

• Year Round Football Practice Contact Guidelines – Consensus Statement
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

• Diagnosis and Management of Sport-Related Concussion – Consensus Statement
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

• Independent Medical Care for College Student Athletes – Consensus Statement
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

2015
• Scientific Statement on ECG in Youth – Scientific Statement
o American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology

• Practice Guideline for Heat Acclimatization and Minimizing Head Impact in Youth Tackle Football
o USA Football

• Peak Bone Mass Development and Lifestyle Factors: A Systematic Review and Implementation Recommendations- Scientific Statement
o National Bone Health Alliance

• Best Practices for Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness- Inter-Association Consensus Document
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

2016
• Closing the life expectancy gap for people with mental illness: An international consensus statement by Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ), European College of Sports Science (ECSS), British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA)
o Exercise Sports Science Australia

• Cardiac Care of the Student Athlete: Inter-Association Consensus Guidelines
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

• Inter-Association Consensus: Year-Round Football Practice Contact Recommendations for College Athletes
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

• Inter-Association Consensus: Diagnosis and Management of Sport-Related Concussion
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

• Inter-Association Best Practices: Independent Medical Care for College Student-Athletes 
o National Collegiate Athletic Association

2018
• ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation Measure Set Update 
o American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association