Textbook Adoption

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ACSM Textbook Adoption

If you’re mulling over which books to add to your syllabi, consider ACSM’s comprehensive textbook offerings. ACSM members and certified professionals receive significant discounts on all books produced by ACSM publishing partner Wolters Kluwer. 

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Considering an ACSM textbook for your classes?

Request a review copy via our publishing partner Wolters Kluwer. Your request will be routed to your institution’s Wolters Kluwer educational representative, who will assist you if you decide the book is right for your course.

You can also reach out to your school’s Wolters Kluwer education representative or ask your school’s library to inquire about institutional access to books licensed through the LWW Health Library.


Instructors who choose ACSM texts receive a free e-book version and perks ranging from syllabus guides and instructional PowerPoint slides to ready-made instructional videos.

Plus, anyone in your class who is an ACSM student member can access book discounts via the ACSM Member Hub. Students who purchase a new book will also gain access to perks like practice quizzes and review materials. 

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Check Out the Latest Publications!

Now including a podcast interview series covering professional and career opportunities in exercise science and sports medicine, ACSM’s Introduction to Exercise Science, fourth edition, provides an engaging overview of exercise science and related areas, such as athletic training and sports medicine.

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ACSM’s Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor, second edition
, equips fitness professionals with the knowledge and the skills needed to effectively lead group exercise in gyms, studios, recreation facilities, clubs and virtual group exercise classes.

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Coming this spring! ACSM’s Exercise Testing and Prescription, second edition, prepares students and practitioners to confidently collect, interpret and act upon physical fitness data for healthy and special populations.

ACSM's Exercise Testing and Prescription

Now endorsed by a number of clinical exercise physiology associations, ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology adapts and expands upon the disease-related content from ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, seventh edition, to create a true classroom textbook. This new resource offers research-based coverage of more than 35 conditions commonly seen in practice. Revised edition coming early 2024!

ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology