ACSM Membership


ACSM Membership: Your professional home for networking, discovery & innovation. 

Your unique ACSM membership experience is shaped by your relationships, activities, and engagements in pursuit of advancing health through science, education, and medicine. Membership in ACSM provides you with access to publications, online learning courses, discounts, certifications, networking and volunteer opportunities, research opportunities, and career development resources to meet your needs.

Convening professionals across disciplines globally.

With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals in its ranks, ACSM represents more than 70 occupations in sports medicine and exercise science. You won’t find a broader view of the profession. Anywhere. Whether you’re a student, an academician, a personal trainer or a physician, you’ll find world-class resources and tools here to help you grow and develop your career.

ACSM Membership Categories

Alliance of Health Fitness Membership

The Alliance membership is for health and fitness professionals wanting practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine research. 

Professional Membership

The Professional category is for anyone who has earned a bachelor's degree or higher in a related field; or, has earned at least a bachelor's degree in another area, but is working in a related field.

Professional-in-Training Membership

Professional-in-Training membership is limited only to physicians in a residency program or a post-doctoral fellowship program. 


Student membership is open to full-time undergraduate college students, graduate students and medical students. 

Compare Member Benefits

Compare membership levels to determine which option best meets your needs.

Membership FAQs

Have questions about ACSM membership? Find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Membership Directory

Easily find and connect with other members. Must be logged in to access.

Making the most of your membership.

  • Connect with members worldwide.
  • Innovate and share your ideas.
  • Make an impact through collaboration with others in the field.
  • Advance your education through CMEs and CECs.
  • Advocate for public policy and make a difference on health and wellness issues.

International e-Membership

Professionals and students residing in select low-income countries are eligible for electronic-only ACSM membership at no cost, this includes online access to ACSM journals. Individuals residing in countries recognized on the World Health Organization's Hinari List are eligible. Confirm your country is on the list

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