ACSM isn‘t what comes to mind when you
think of a traditional college. The organization is worldwide membership association (like the college of surgeons) of more than 50,000 professionals in the sports medicine and exercise science fields. ACSM doesn't
have a campus or student body, and you can‘t get a degree from ACSM. Rather, the the organization is
a college in the sense that the members and certified professionals are a community of
professionals who share a common purpose – the purpose of advancing health through
science, education and medicine.