2021 Conference Theme: Moving Beyond Barriers

Moving Beyond Barriers

Barriers impede progress. Well-known barriers like perceived lack of time, chronic disease, psychological factors and socioeconomic levels can interfere with the ability to live a healthy lifestyle and reach athletic potential. While barriers can be a roadblock, health fitness professionals can work with clients to eliminate such barriers and achieve health and fitness goals.

ACSM's International Health & Fitness Summit is the ONE place where health fitness professionals like you can explore the full spectrum of the field. You have the opportunity to gain insights from experts and earn continuing education credits by attending sessions, which integrate the science and practice of sports medicine and exercise science.

The summit is the best place to learn how to put the latest scientific findings into practice. Sessions originate from a science core, and speakers deliver practical sessions that you can put into action immediately.

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Explore The Program Tracks

Customize your conference experience to best fit your needs and skill set! Plan your schedule by track, lecturer or specific topics.

  • Exercise Interventions for Chronic Disease or Other Health Challenges
  • Exercise is Medicine
  • Exercise Programming
  • Fitness Management, Communication, Social Media and Professional Development
  • Health Behavior Change and Motivation
  • Physical Activity Throughout the Lifespan
  • Trends and Updates in Nutrition
  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Specialty Workouts

Who attends?

  • Health Fitness Professionals
  • Personal Trainers
  • Students
  • Club Owners & Managers
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Fitness & Wellness Program Directors
  • Educators/Faculty
  • Exercise Physiologists

Are you a first-time attendee?

ACSM remains committed to offering the best conference experience for event attendees. We are working with our virtual experience provider to ensure all attendees are aware of the ins and outs of the conference. The ACSM Summit Program Committee will continue to provide updates as to how we plan to  make the entire meeting as meaningful and fun as possible.


ACSM’s International Health & Fitness Summit sessions translate the science of sports medicine, exercise and nutrition for leaders and practitioners in health and fitness through high-quality integrative presentations and state-of-the-art practical classes and demonstrations.


Provide information that can be used by fitness professionals who work independently or in health clubs, schools, the health care industry, corporations and other community settings. To address its mission the International Health & Fitness Summit offers programming tracks that span the fitness and health care landscape.

Industry-Presented Sessions

As part of its educational programming, ACSM’s International Health & Fitness Summit includes a selection of industry-presented sessions relevant to health and fitness professionals. The Summit Program Committee reviews these sessions in advance using the same rigorous criteria for non-sponsored sessions. If accepted, these sessions are clearly marked as “industry-presented” in all promotional material. This designation gives Summit attendees the context needed to evaluate the material that is presented.

Consistent with ACSM’s long-standing policy, inclusion in Summit programming does not imply ACSM’s endorsement of the presenting sponsor or any industry-presented content. Financial support from these sessions and other sponsors helps keep the International Health & Fitness Summit affordable for attendees and further creates an overall positive Summit experience.



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