The ACSM Certified Professional of the Year is awarded to an outstanding ACSM Certified Professional to recognize their dedication and exceptional contributions towards enhancing the health and wellness of individuals in their community.
- Active ACSM Health Fitness Certification and/or Clinical Certification: Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI), Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT), Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP), or Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP)
- Work at least 20 hours/week in exercise and well-being at time of application
- At least five years of experience or two recertification cycles
* Those with direct financial ties with ACSM or are active volunteers of the Summit Program Committee, ACSM Certification Board, ACSM CCRB Sub-Committees, or ACSM Board of Trustees are ineligible to apply.
Up to $500 in travel assistance
Complimentary 2021 ACSM International Health & Fitness Summit registration
Acknowledgment on the ACSM website and in the ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal
Complimentary 1-year ACSM Alliance Membership
Beautiful glass award, award certificate and digital badge
Press release sent to hundreds of media contacts
Opportunity to serve as an ACSM media spokesperson and conference presenter
Application Opens: October 1, 2021
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
*Once the initial application has been submitted, finalists will be contacted to complete the additional questions.
Winner of the 2021 Award:
Kristin A. Traskie, MPH, ACSM-CPT, EIM Level 1
Kristin Traskie’s mission is clear: Create a culture of health and well-being on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus. She uses research-backed knowledge from her multiple fitness certifications to create holistic wellness and movement opportunities. Her work through MSU’s Health Promotion Department, Exercise is Medicine on Campus® initiative, Well-Being Coalition and The SPARTAN fit Fitness and Wellness Program is improving health outcomes and life satisfaction.