Annual Report 2022

ACSM Annual Report 2022

Enduring Leadership | The American College of Sports Medicine

L. Bruce Gladden, Ph.D., FACSM
ACSM President 2021-2022

Kristin Belleson

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Our Mission

ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

Learn About ACSM's Strategic Fundamentals & Operating Objectives





Regional Chapter Members

59 Committees

Filled by 591 Volunteers

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12 Regional Chapters




Certified Professionals


Exams Administered in 2021


Professionals Recertified in 2021

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  • 2021 Inaugural ACSM Certified Professional of the Year: Kristin Traskie, MPH, ACSM-CPT, EIM-I
  • 2022 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year: Alexis Batrakoulis, Ph.D., ACSM-CPT, ACSM-EP, EIM-II
  • 2,074 Exercise is Medicine® Credentialed Professionals
  • ACSM certification exams have been updated to reflect changes in ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th edition beginning July 1, 2022.

Investing in the Future


Given in Awards and Grants to 44 Recipients by the ACSM Foundation


Given in Awards, Grants and Scholarships by Regional Chapters

Franklin EIM-On Campus Microgrants:

University of Arkansas
Rockhurst University
St. Ambrose University

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Mentorship Programs


Participants in the Leadership & Diversity Training Program


Participants in Mentoring Women to Fellowship program

In Spring 2022 ACSM announced the Emerging Physician Leaders Program, focused on mentoring early-career physicians along the path to ACSM fellowship.

Learn More

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ELEVATE Capital Campaign

$4,467,107 /$5,000,000 or 89% of goal

The ELEVATE Campaign opened at the Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in June 2018 to raise support for the ACSM Foundation and signature programs. Since that time 474 members have contributed $2,036,733 against the $5M goal, including nine commitments from the Discovery Society, ACSM’s planned giving society, totaling $1.2M. To date, philanthropic support from corporations has totaled $2,284,750. 

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Publications and Pronouncements

ACSM Journals Updates

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Current Sports Medicine Reports

1.733 Impact Factor

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

6.230 Impact Factor

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1.364 Impact Factor

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise - MSSE

5.411 Impact Factor


TJACSM Indexed as of 2021

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ACSM Titles Updated/Published Since Beginning of 2021

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ACSMs Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription 11th edition

ACSMs Resources for the Personal Trainer

ACSMs Resources for the Exercise Physiologist

ACSMs Certification Review

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Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

intro to exercise science 4th ed

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Seven Scientific Pronouncements Published

  • Weight Loss in Weight-category Sports | Expert Consensus Statement
  • Anabolic-androgenic Steroids in Sports, Health and Society | Expert Consensus Statement
  • Exertional Heat Illness: Recognition, Management and Return to Activity | Expert Consensus Statement
  • Prevention of Cold Injuries during Exercise | Expert Consensus Statement
  • Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes | Expert Consensus Statement
  • Increasing the Availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Sporting Events | Call to Action
  • COVID-19 Exposure and Sport Pre-participation Exams | Call to Action
Learn About ACSM's Pronouncements

New Team Physician Consensus Conference Statement

  • Selected Issues in Sport-Related Concussion (SRC | Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) for the Team Physician
Learn about TPCC Statements

Digital and Media Influence

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Subscribers Across Five Newsletters

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The ACSM Member Hub was launched in December, 2021. The hub is the first-ever online space solely dedicated to ACSM member-exclusive content. The hub requires login with ACSM ID to access.


View the ACSM Member Hub

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5,307,334 Page Views
1,436,721 Visitors
159,000+ Downloads

386,000 Page Views
155,000 Visitors

76,527 Page Views
47,628 Visitors
8,255 Report & Resource Downloads

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News Media Stories Mentioning ACSM, Members, Programs and Journals


62 Billion

Potential Reach of Stories


Print and Broadcast Stories Dedicated to ACSM's American Fitness Index, in 414 Unique Outlets

31 Million

Potential Impressions via #100FitCities on Twitter

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Participants at ACSM-Hosted Conferences


Regional Chapter Meeting Attendees

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ACSM ceOnline Customers


New ceOnline Courses


  • Policy Influence

  • EP/CEP Reimbursement Task Force

  • Key Contacts

  • Grassroots Advocacy and Legislation

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  • $100,000 grant secured from funding partner, the Anthem Foundation
  • 6,769 elected officials emailed their city ranking and tools for action
  • 651,000,000: potential people reached through all communications tactics
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Exercise is Medicine


  • 37 countries with EIM national centers
  • 220 registered EIM-On Campus schools
  • Moving Through Cancer initiative houses 1,711 exercise programs in directory and has achieved physical activity standard for breast cancer care
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  • Developed strategic relationships with four of the largest youth sports, health and safety movements: 
    National Physical Activity Plan SPORTS Sector, National Youth Sports Strategy, The Aspen Institute Project Play (Project Play 2024), Physical Activity Alliance
  • Entered into two MOUs to create healthy equity for people with disabilities: U.S. Center for SafeSport, U.S. Center for Coaching Excellence 
  • Launched the first NYSHSI Youth Sports Policy Agenda