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Benefits of ACSM Certification


The latest fitness research and techniques

ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine - in short, ACSM certified professionals strive to help people live longer, healthier lives, which means keeping up with the latest research, the newest developments, and the science behind fitness and sports medicine.


Continuing education opportunities

Life is busy! Whether your routine is a pre-dawn training run or a late night in the lab, continuing education shouldn't be locked away and limited to a specific time or place. For your convenience, you have easy access to a variety of affordable professional development opportunities to keep your skills current and provide a simple path to renewing your certification every three years. 

Career advancement and marketing support

Whether you're freelancing as a personal trainer, working in an established research institution, or just beginning your career as a fitness professional, ACSM wants to provide the materials, professional network, and career assets that you need in order to land your dream job, excel at serving your clients and employers, and demonstrate the value behind the ACSM certification. 

Retail partner discounts

ACSM partners with select retailer to offer ACSM certified professionals discounts on products, goods and services.

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  • Subscription to ACSM's Certified eNews
  • Online continuing education courses (ACSM ceOnline)

  • Workshops, webinars and conferences 

  • CECs for teaching or lecturing

  • Access to ACSM certified identity mark
  • Listing in ACSM's ProFinder directory
  • Reference letter