ACSM Positions & Policy

ACSM Positions & Policy

Our science-backed position statements and advocacy resources ensure you are equipped, prepared and knowledgeable about the most critical issues.

Official Positions


Read our authoritative and influential evidence-based positions on topics of relevance to those in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition


Explore the 14 new pronouncements that present the scientific reviews underlying the updated physical activity guidelines. 

Team Physician Consensus Conference Statements

The Team Physician Consensus Conference (TPCC) is a project-based alliance with partners including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. The group meets annually to produce a consensus statement, which is a blend of evidence-based research and expert consensus.

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Issues and Policy Briefs


The Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans Act

This legislation ensures recommendations are current with the latest scientific evidence and focus on the specific needs of all populations groups. 


Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act

PHIT will help American families overcome financial barriers to active lifestyles. This legislation supports coverage of costs for sports- and fitness-related leagues, camps, memberships, classes, tracking devices, equipment and more.

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Policy Center

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