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The American College of Sports Medicine's resource library offers a comprehensive collection of books, infographics, articles, videos, publications and more for ACSM members and the public about sports medicine and exercise science. ACSM is dedicated to empowering members and advancing a better life for all. Use the search feature or the filters on the left side of the page to locate specific resources of interest. 

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Music Tempo Guidelines for Exercise

Wondering what kind of music pairs well with a certain exercise? This resource will help you identify which BPM range you should target.

Exams updated for ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th edition

Updates and changes now live in certification exams to reflect ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th edition.

Breathing Your Way toward Mental Clarity

Use these tips to take control of your breathing, which may help improve your mental health.

Healthy Habits for Distance Running

Drs. Heather and Kevin Vincent provide key tips for maintaining proper form while distance running.

6 Tips for Physical Activity with Type 2 Diabetes | Infographic

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 463 million people worldwide, and Type 2 Diabetes accounts for 90%–95% of all cases. Research in exercise science confirms that physical activity can help prevent type 2 diabetes, as well as help patients manage its effects.

Parkinson’s Exercise Recommendations | Infographic

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, stiffness, slow movement and balance problems. Exercise and physical activity can improve many motor and non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms. Learn more in this infographic developed alongside the Parkinson's Foundation.

Stay Active to Reduce Blood Pressure | Infographic

High blood pressure is one of the most common modifiable risk factors for heart disease and stroke in women. Find information and tips in this infographic.

Exercising Your Way to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month, and it's a great time to learn about how you can effectively lower high blood pressure through regular exercise and other healthy lifestyle choices. Donna Cataldo, Ph.D., and colleagues have developed this up-to-date handout with information on the F.I.T.T. (frequency, intensity, type and time) recommendations for exercising for heart health.

The Peer Review Process | Infographic

Why is this peer review important? L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, FACSM — Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® and ACSM President-Elect — states that peer review “protects the integrity of what we do.”

ACSM’s Certified Personal Trainer Digital Flash Cards

Flash Cards for ACSM’s Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) exam prep

COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity | Infographic

This infographic highlights the action steps for health care providers, healthy individuals and those recovering from COVID-19 as outlined in ACSM's Call to Action Statement, COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity.