Professional Resources

American College of Sports Medicine

…Advancing health through science, education and medicine

Much more than a slogan, the American College of Sports Medicine puts into practice its strategic efforts to advancing the health of all.  As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members.  Our members apply their knowledge, training and dedication in sports medicine and exercise science to promote healthier lifestyles for people around the globe. Working in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines, our members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise.  

ACSM Certifications

ACSM credentials are recognized as the Gold Standard throughout the United States and around the world. By obtaining an ACSM certification, your employer knows that you have passed the most rigorous and up-to-date health/fitness and clinical certification(s) that exist. There are many benefits to being ACSM certified/registered. For more information on ACSM's various certifications and credentials, visit

ACSM Regional Chapters

12 Regional Chapters throughout the United States ensure easy access to regional educational meetings, publications and activities.  Enjoy unmatched opportunities to network with professionals and students close to home. To learn more about ACSM's other chapters, visit the various chapter websites.   


Clinical Exercise Physiology Association

...advancing the profession of clinical exercise physiology

  CEPA is as an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  CEPA, along with ACSM, is committed to the development of CEPA as an independent, self-sufficient professional organization.  The primary purpose of CEPA is to advance the scientific and practical application of clinical exercise physiology for the betterment of the health, fitness, and quality of life for patients at high risk or living with a chronic disease. CEPA’s focus is to advance the profession of clinical exercise physiology through advocacy, education, and career development.  For more information, visit the CEPA website


Other Professional Organizations

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

American Association for Physical Activity & Recreation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Council on Exercise

American Kinesiology Association

American Medical Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Physiological Society

American Public Health Association

American Society for Nutrition

American Society of Exercise Physiologists

Cooper Clinic                

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Gatorade Sport Science Institute

International Federation of Sports Medicine

National Athletic Trainers' Association

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

National Strength and Conditioning Association

North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Society of Health and Physical Educators America

Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance