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Welcome to ACSM's Resource Library.

Our library offers a comprehensive collection of books, infographics, articles, videos, publications and more for ACSM members and the public about sports medicine and exercise science. ACSM is dedicated to empowering members and advance a better life for all.  We encourage you to use the search feature or the filters on the left side of the page to locate specific resources of interest. 

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Exercising in Hot and Cold Environments

This downloadable brochure contains advice for avoiding environmental-related injuries and conditions.

The Sympathetic Nervous System and Vascular Health

Anna Stanhewicz, Ph.D., and Jody Greaney, Ph.D., FACSM, are scientists at Pennsylvania State University. They have been studying the process in which the sympathetic nervous system communicates with the vascular system during total body heating and cooling, particularly in aging adults.

Exercise Testing and Prescription: Functional Strength Assessment

The short physical performance battery is a composite measure of lower extremity function that predicts the ability to perform activities of daily living.

Exercise Testing and Prescription: Blood Pressure Assessment

The measurement of resting blood pressure is a vital component of any prescreening evaluation. This video shows proper technique for measuring blood pressure.

Exercise Testing and Prescription: Special Considerations for Physical Disabilities

Special considerations should be taken into account when working with individuals with a physical disability.

Exercise Testing and Prescription: Astrand-Ryhming Step Test

A popular bench stepping protocol is the Astrand-Ryhming step test.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Sports Nutrition

Ten Things You Need to Know About Sports Nutrition

ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology

ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology offers research-based coverage of more than 35 conditions commonly seen in practice—from a host of cardiovascular disorders to immunological/hematological disorders. Available in hard copy and ebook.

Nutrition Strategies for Creating a Champion - Evolved | Member Video

Historical nutrition strategies followed by elite athletes were based on beliefs and sport-specific traditions that had little to do with any consideration of human biology and physiology.

Exercising in Space: Implications of Zero Gravity

What happens to the human body when it travels into space? The results are surprisingly similar to aging, except time is rapidly sped up. Watch the video with James Pawelczyk, Ph.D., FACSM.

The Female Athlete Triad

Mary Jane De Souza, Ph.D., FACSM, and Nancy Williams, Sc.D., FACSM, both researchers and professors at Pennsylvania State University, have spent many years studying the Female Athlete Triad. Watch the video.

EIM In Action: Lauren Stobbie