American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
History of ACSM
The American College of Sports Medicine was founded in 1954 by a group of 11 physicians. Over the years, the College has grown in size and scope, created a National Center, expanded that National Center, added staff and services and today stands proudly with more than 20,000 National, International, and Regional members in almost 80 countries around the world. ACSM is the largest, most respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.
ACSM was founded by individuals representing disparate fields and has continued to be a model organization attracting and retaining professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines. The programs, educational conferences, certification and training programs, and publications and resources offered by the College strive to meet the educational and professional needs of all members.
The American College of Sports Medicine is the world's largest multidisciplinary sports medicine and exercise science organization. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, more than 20,000 members search for and find methods that allow everyone to live a healthier, more productive life. ACSM is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and information on sports medicine and exercise science. Your involvement makes possible the continuing advancement of the field and the College's wide-ranging programs.
Benefits vary by membership type. All member inquiries, change of address requests, and meeting information may be directed to the ACSM. If you would like more information about becoming a member, visit the ACSM Web site at
An electronic version of the Membership Application Short Form is available online, in PDF format, on the ACSM Web site, and is available for downloading and printing. This file must be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded freely from the Adobe Home Page at
Meetings and Conferences
The Education Department develops programs for professionals involved in sports medicine and exercise science. This department also is responsible for scientific abstract and clinical case paper submissions for the Annual Meeting; collecting programming suggestions for the Annual Meeting, ACSM Team Physician (SM) Course and ACSM Advanced Team Physician Course content; Continuing Education Credits (CECs), Continuing Medical Education Credits (CMEs), honors and awards, and student affairs.
We endorse more than 180 conferences a year that extend CEC and CME credit to individuals seeking continuing education and continuing medical education credit hours. Since many organizations, including ACSM, are now requiring CECs for continuing certification and maintenance of credentials, ACSM is pleased to offer a wide selection of programs for individuals across the world. Members may retrieve calendar items from many sources: ACSM's Sports Medicine Bulletin, ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®, and ACSM's Certified News.
ACSM Web site to view a current list of ACSM's Educational Opportunities and Approved Providers.
P.O. Box 1440
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440
401 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
National Center Phone: 317-637-9200
Regional Chapter Resource Center Phone: 317-637-9200 ext. 138