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Call for ACSM Credentialed Evidence Analysts


Are you interested in assisting with the development of ACSM Position Stands by becoming an ACSM Credentialed Evidence Analyst?  Evidence Analyst training webinars will be scheduled in the next 3 months to provide training and credentialing.  Please let us know if you are interested. 


Evidence Analyst Job Description & How to Apply

Evidence Analysts are trained volunteer members who assist with the development of ACSM Position Stands by reviewing, summarizing, and grading the research included in Position Stands. Credentialed Evidence Analysts have taken ACSM’s training webinar and completed credentialing exercises. Evidence Analysts provided a highly valued contribution within a Position Stand project. If interested, please send the requested information (see below) to ACSM’s Chief Science Officer, Lynette Craft, PhD, FACSM, at


Credentialed Evidence Analysts will:

  • review research abstracts to assist with the determination of studies meeting the inclusion/exclusion criteria of the Position Stand
  • critically evaluate the study design, methodology, and outcomes of research studies
  • extract and summarize data from research studies
  • evaluate the quality of research studies
  • document and maintain information in ACSM’s database (MOSAIC)
  • participate in teleconferences as needed
  • renew their Credentialed status every 3 years via supplemental training

ACSM Staff will provide web-based training for all aspects of this position.


  • Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Public Health, Nutrition, Social Science, or another health/life science that includes training in experimental design and statistics
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and critically evaluate the design, conduct, and analysis of research studies
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend articles published in peer-reviewed journals and to communicate the strengths and weaknesses of research studies
  • Previous experience in preparing systematic literature reviews
  • Familiarity with common computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities

  How to apply to become an Evidence Analyst

To apply to be an ACSM Credentialed Evidence Analyst, send a brief email stating your interest in becoming an evidence analyst and attach (1) an updated resume/CV and (2) a statement of your previous training and/or experience in Evidence Based Practice and Systematic Reviews to: Lynette Craft, PhD, FACSM at Materials are due by COB, Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

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