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ACSM’s Health and Physical Activity Reference Database

The American College of Sports Medicine Office of Museum, History, and Archives is pleased to provide the Health and Physical Activity Reference Database of articles and books published over the past 200 years or more related to health and physical exercise and the early history of the physiology of exercise. Most of the material was written in English and was published in North America.  However, some material was published in France, Germany, and England, among a few other countries.

The references included were selected from a vast library of published material  - this is not a complete listing but rather one curated for ACSM members. 

The members of the Office of Museum, History, and Archives hopes this searchable reference database will be helpful to researchers in the field, but warn that they are not exhaustive lists of the entire published literature on these topics. Instead, they are selected lists and should be supplemented by searching other available databases. 

Jack W. Berryman, Ph.D., FACSM
ACSM Historian Emeritus

A Quick Reference table of major reference works throughout history, arranged by date. Clicking on any Author's name brings you to a printer-friendly page containing abstract information from the work cited.

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