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ACSM Journals | Peer-Reviewed Publications

Get the scoop from the best - ACSM publishes five respected, highly ranked peer-reviewed journals covering an array of disciplines within sports medicine and exercise science. 


Books and Digital Resources

ACSM publishes more than 50 books and related digital products serving individuals seeking the latest, evidence-informed information in exercise science, exercise physiology, research methods, exercise and behavioral science, exercise testing and prescription, clinical exercise physiology, and nutrition. Learn more in ACSM's Resource Library

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Featured Book of the Month

ACSM Guidelines 10th Ed

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

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Research Grants and Travel Awards

ACSM demonstrates dedication to its members and science by recognizing the research efforts of outstanding ACSM members. As part of our mission to advance education, scientific research and dissemination of information, ACSM awards several grants every year.

  • Get inspired by hearing from past grant recipients.

  • Apply for ACSM's prestigious research or travel grants. 

  • Invest in the future of scientific research. Find out how to support the ACSM Foundation.

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ACSM's Recommendations for Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening (aka Risk Stratification)

Consensus Statement

ACSMs Risk Stratification


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ACSM's Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2020

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® presents the annual results of its worldwide fitness trends survey, now in its 14th year. Over 3,000 health and fitness professional ranked 38 possible trends on a scale of 1 (least likely to be a trend) to 10 (most likely to be a trend).