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Gunnar A.V. Borg (November 28, 1927 - February 2, 2020) | A Multilayered Legacy

It is a rare achievement for a researcher's name to be recognized, and for a body of work to be appreciated, across all the diverse subdisciplines of exercise science. Gunnar Borg is one such name, and his research on perceived exertion is one such body of work. Gunnar Borg passed away earlier this month, at the age of 92, leaving behind an enormous, indelible legacy for our field. Borg, who pioneered the investigation of perceptions of physical effort, leant his name to scales of rating perceived exertion. The most popular of which the Borg RPE Scale which rates physical exertion on a scale of 6-20, has become a standard in fitness practice and research, including its adoption into the ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription beginning with the 3rd edition in 1986. Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Ph.D., FACSM, has written a compelling tribute to the work of Dr. Borg and its impact on the field. You can read the full piece on the ACSM Blog.

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Find inspiration listening to James Pawelczyk, Ph.D., FACSM, a researcher and professor at Pennsylvania State University, describe his experiences traveling to space and his thoughts on what it may take for humans to thrive away from planet Earth.

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Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
The flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is a handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student.

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ACSM Guidelines 10th Ed


ACSM's flagship monthly journal, is the leading multidisciplinary original research journal for members.

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ACSM Introduction Exercise Science

 The new title provides exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients.

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ACSM invests in the future. In traditional membership associations, students are often overlooked because you lack time and money. But ACSM sees your true potential. We get that you’re short on cash, but we also know you’re full of ideas and passion for sports medicine and exercise science. By giving you the resources, discounts and networking opportunities you need now, ACSM hopes we can be part of your promising career.

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