“Advancing health through science, education and medicine.”
Much more than a slogan, the American College of Sports Medicine puts into practice its strategic efforts to advancing the health of all. As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members.
ACSM was founded in 1954. Since that time, members have applied their knowledge, training and dedication in sports medicine and exercise science to promote healthier lifestyles for people around the globe. In 1984, the National Center relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, and our strong heritage, combined with a visionary approach to the future, means ACSM continues to grow and prosper both nationally and internationally. View the most significant ACSM events as identified by the ACSM Historian and the Office of Museum, History & Archives.
Working in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines, ACSM members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise.
Members’ diversity and expertise makes ACSM the largest, most respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. From astronauts and athletes to people with chronic diseases or physical challenges, ACSM continues to look for and find better methods to allow individuals to live longer and more productive lives. Healthy people make a healthier society.
ACSM’s Mission Statement reflects this goal: The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
For more information about the American College of Sports Medicine go to www.acsm.org.