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The American College of Sports Medicine's resource 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 advancing a better life for all. Use the search feature or the filters on the left side of the page to locate specific resources of interest. 

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Four Ways to Develop a Healthy Mindset

Athletes and non-athletes alike need to develop a skill set that will improve "mental toughness" and allow them to develop a healthy mindset, particularly in the face of challenges. Dr. Chertok outlines a simple toolkit.

Back into Action: A Coach’s Guide to Putting a Player back in the Game | Infographic

Non-life threatening injuries are a common part of sport activity. Seeking help is smart and safe and can help athletes from developing more serious problems if the injury is not evaluated and treated properly. This infographic provides general rules of thumb for when to seek immediate medical help and when it is safe to send players back into the game.

Physical Activity Guidelines: Cancer

This chart outlines the effects of exercise on health-related outcomes in those with cancer. The guide features evidence-based physical activity recommendations and the associated benefits for specific symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatments.

Effective Strategies to Enhance Long Term Athletic Development - How to Reduce Overuse and Burnout Injuries in Young Athletes

To maximize Long Term Athletic Development, young athletes benefit from developing well-rounded fundamental motor skills. Learn six key ways to reduce overuse injuries and burnout in young athletes.

Halloween Safety Tips | Infographic

Halloween can be a fun holiday for families if you follow these safety tips to keep trick-or-treaters and party goers safe at night!

A Road Map to Effective Muscle Recovery

As a physically active individual, recovery is key to preventing injuries and allowing the body to rebuild itself after the stress of exercise. Our muscles, tendons, ligaments and energy stores require recovery, repair and replenishment to perform at our best during the next exercise bout. Learn about effective muscle recovery methods in this brochure.

Investing in a Personal Trainer

Making the right choice in a fitness professional is an important investment to your health, wellness and life. Experienced ACSM professionals have created this resource to help guide you to selecting the right personal trainer to help you reach your personal health and fitness goals.

Atrial Fibrillation: What Do I Need to Know?

Atrial fibrillation is a problem with your heart’s electrical signals. Afib causes the beating of your upper chambers (atria) to be irregular, making it difficult for the lower chambers (ventricles) to pump blood to the body. Learn more about Afib, its symptoms and risks factors, as well as how to be active when you have Afib in this digital article.

Build Your Personal Certification Exam Prep Plan | Infographic

At ACSM, we recognize you are busy, unique and have your own preferences for studying. That’s why we provide study options in multiple formats so you can choose the approach that works best for you. Let this infographic be your guide to setting up your customized exam prep plan!

Selecting the Right Fitness Facility for You | Brochure

Prior to joining a health/fitness facility, you should ask key questions that you need to ask before joining a fitness facility / club / gym in this printable brochure.