About ACSM

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About ACSM

Representing 70 sports medicine professions, and with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals from 90 countries, the American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) helps people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.

Our Mission

ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.


Members of ACSM form the world’s largest and most influential sports medicine and exercise science community.


Find out which certification is right for you, how you can achieve it and how ACSM will support you every step of the way.

Education & Resources

ACSM publishes five peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of disciplines and publishes more than 50 books and related digital content.

Meetings & Events

Expand your career horizons and connect with your peers. ACSM's summit, annual meeting and myriad other events.


The ACSM Foundation receives, administers and distributes over $100,000 annually to members in support of education, travel and scientific research.

Strategic Initiatives 

  • Exercise is Medicine

  • ACSM American Fitness Index

  • National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute


  • Is ACSM a university? How do I apply?

  • Who are ACSM's members?

  • How can I get involved with ACSM?

  • Can I post a job on your website?

  • Who is the president of ACSM?

  • Can I rent your membership list?

ACSM Leadership

Learn about ACSM’s elected leadership and staff.

Partner with ACSM

Check out corporate partner and sponsorship opportunities.

Advocacy Efforts

ACSM works for positive change in the health, fitness and medicine industries.

Historical Archive

Discover ACSM’s history.

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ACSM's Strategic Fundamentals

True North Statements + Operating Objectives

  • Stewardship

  • Science and Research

  • Membership and Certification

  • Education

  • Medicine

  • Advocacy

  • Integration