ACSM Resource Library

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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Active Transportation and Climate Change | Infographic

We can all do something about climate change. Learn more about how active transportation can benefit the planet in this infographic.

ACSM's Body Composition Assessment

ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines, Fifth Edition, presents the current standards and guidelines that help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and program offerings within a safe and appropriate environment. Available in both hard copy and ebook.

FITT Recommendations for Hypertension Infographic

Based on the ACSM pronouncement, Physical Activity to Prevent and Treat Hypertension, A Systematic Review, the infographic communicates the updated ACSM Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type or FITT recommendations for hypertension.

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.