ACSM for the Classroom: Course Resources

ACSM for the Classroom: Course Resources

ACSM Publications |  March 20, 2019

This is Part One of a short series of blogs dedicated to providing faculty with access to ACSM resources for their classrooms.


Whether you are teaching an introductory course for exercise science or delving into the clinical aspects of the field, ACSM has the resources you need.

Adopting an ACSM Text

ACSM provides sample chapters, infographics, and other resources for select titles. You can use these to help make an informed decision or as a teaching resource for your classroom. As an instructor, you can receive a desk copy of one of ACSM’s texts by submitting a request through our publishing partners’ websites.

  1. View the book page on the ACSM site.
  2. Click on the “visit the publisher to purchase” button.
  3. On the publisher’s purchase page, click on the “Request eReview Copy” button (for Wolters Kluwer titles) or "Request an Exam Copy" link (for Human Kinetics titles) and complete the form.

Ancillary Resources

Quality publications from trusted experts isn’t the only benefit of adopting an ACSM book for your course. Once you have selected an ACSM book to adopt for your course, you’ll be able to access a variety of online resources to support teaching the book in your course and resources designed specifically for your students.

Wolters Kluwer: The online resources for Wolters Kluwer titles are available on thePoint. Faculty resources are restricted to adopters of the text and should be approved before accessing the faculty resources. Students will need to use the scratch off code to access the student resources. The titles include the online resources such as the following:

For students using ACSM’s Exercise Testing and Prescription, an online case studies and video library is available, including this video: 

All hardcopy title purchases also include a Vital Source e-book. These fully searchable, interactive e-books are a valuable tool for faculty.

Human Kinetics: Visit My e-Products to access your previously purchased or granted digital products from Human Kinetics (including instructor ancillaries, web resources/online videos, and continuing education courses and exams).

HK_instructor guideFor example, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Health & Fitness, 2nd edition offers an Instructor guide (see right).

Human Kinetics also now offers VitalSource e-books.

If you purchased an ebook through the previous delivery platform, Adobe Digital Editions, you may convert it to VitalSource at no cost through May 31, 2019:

  1. Visit the Human Kinetics site.
  2. Enter the email address you used to purchase the ebooks.
  3. Select the ebooks you would like to convert.

You will receive an email with further instructions and the access codes for the ebooks you selected to convert.


This adaptive learning system from Wolters Kluwer will help students studying for an ACSM certification exam. Questions are customized to the student’s level of understanding and pace of learning. Instructors can access student and class performance data to identify areas where more classroom focus is needed. The resource comes with a variety of support including an instructor guide and training video.

To review the entire ACSM book portfolio, visit the Books page on the ACSM website. For more information or questions related to updates of book content visit this page.