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Student Membership & Benefits

ACSM supplements your in-school learning with the knowledge you’ll need to hit the ground running after you graduate. As the largest and most comprehensive sports medicine association, ACSM connects you with a diverse group of fellow students and established professionals. Many former students say the relationships they developed through ACSM changed the course of their career!

The ACSM student membership is for undergraduate, graduate or medical students and offers a first year rate of $10, with a $20 renewing rate each following year.

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Dulce Gomez, M.S.
Ph.D., Candidate, Auburn University


Benefits Include

Grow Your Career

ACSM members can apply for unique mentoring opportunities, research grant funding, ACSM Annual Meeting travel awards and also receive waived submission fees for ACSM's flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Medicine.

Member-Only Resources

Created with the unique needs of ACSM members in mind, access exclusive professional and career resources. You'll also receive Sports Medicine Bulletin, ACSM's Member Newsletter in your inbox each week.

Develop Professional Connections

All members have access to and inclusion in ACSM’s Online Membership Directory. Meet others and build connections at various ACSM National and Regional Chapter meetings and events.

Learn to Lead

Student members can serve on ACSM committees, contribute to ACSM blogs and resources, present at ACSM's Annual Meeting and even serve on a Regional Chapter or National Board of Trustees!

Exam, CEC and Event Discounts

Discounts on ACSM Certification exams, ACSM continuing education credits, ACSM Annual Meeting and ACSM's international Health & Fitness Summit and insurance & consumer products from partners!

Electronic Subscriptions for Students

Receive ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews and the Translational Journal. Medical student members also receive Current Sports Medicine Reports.

Student Membership Qualifications

Student membership is open to any college student meeting the following criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate student studying in a field related to exercise science or sports medicine and is currently enrolled in 12+ credit hours.
  • Graduate student who has earned a bachelor's degree in a field related to exercise science or sports medicine and is carrying at least 6+ credit hours.
  • Medical Student membership is open to any college student who has been accepted into a medical school and is carrying at least one-half of a full academic load, as defined by the attending institution.