About ACSM

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About ACSM

We are the American College of Sports Medicine – with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals strong from 90 countries around the globe. Representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, ACSM is the only organization that offers a 360-degree view of the profession.

From academicians to students and from personal trainers to physicians, our association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals is dedicated to helping 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 organization in sports medicine, exercise science and the promotion of physical activity and its co-benefits.


Choose an ACSM certification, and you’re choosing the gold standard. Learn more about what it takes to achieve distinction and how we’ll support you every step of the way.

Education & Resources

ACSM publishes five respected, peer-reviewed journals covering an array of disciplines and publishes more than 50 books and related digital products.

Meetings & Events

At ACSM, we’re all about community. We learn together and grow together. Build your network, expand your horizons and connect with others who share your interests.


The ACSM Foundation receives, administers and disburses funds to support educational, scientific and charitable purposes. Approximately $100,000 is awarded each year.

Strategic Initiatives

From anti-doping advocacy to childhood obesity prevention, ACSM's signature initiatives and programs focus on some of the most critical issues in sports medicine and exercise science today. Visit each of the websites to get involved in the cause.
  • Exercise is Medicine

  • ACSM American Fitness Index

  • National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute


  • Is ACSM a university? How do I apply?

  • Who are members of ACSM?

  • 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 National Center Staff.

Partner with ACSM

Learn about Partner and Sponsorship opportunities with ACSM.

Advocacy Efforts

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

Historical Archive

Learn about the history of the American College of Sports Medicine.