Annual Report 2023

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The American College of Sports Medicine

Casting Our Vision, Taking Steps Toward a Powerful Future

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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

Meet Our Leadership

ACSM Board of Trustees

ACSM Staff





Regional Chapter Members

60 Committees

Filled by 1,110 Volunteers

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12 Regional Chapters




Certified Professionals


Exams Administered in 2022


Professionals Recertified in 2022

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  • Launch of enhanced opportunities for exam preparation, including exam preparation courses designed using evidenced-based best practices for adult learners and practice exams that reflect real-time exam conditions.
  • Increased opportunities for ACSM certified professionals to engage with values-aligned employers, specifically through events held at ACSM regional chapter events.
  • Continued advocacy for ACSM certified professionals through focused efforts on workforce development and recognition of certified exercise professionals as vital members of health care work teams.
  • 2023 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year: Louise Valentine, MPH, CHES, ACSM-EP, EIM-II, ACSM-CPT, CSCS, BCTMB
  • Published a new Certification Career Guide that provides information on salaries, career pathways and insights from ACSM professionals and leaders

Investing in the Future


Given by the ACSM Foundation through 37 research grants, travel awards and microgrants to 27 recipients  


Given in Awards, Grants and Scholarships by Regional Chapters

Franklin EIM-On Campus Microgrants:

University of South Carolina Aiken
St. Catherine University

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Mentorship Programs


Participants in the Leadership & Diversity Training Program


Participants in Mentoring Women to Fellowship program

ACSM Emerging Physician Leaders Program

Focusing on physician residents and fellows, ACSM introduced the Emerging Physician Leaders Program to promote early, meaningful association with the college and a clear path toward ACSM fellowship through mentorship. Twenty-seven mentors and mentees are participating in the three-year pilot program.

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Campaign Goal: $5,000,000
Total Commitments: $5,100,000 or 102% of goal 

  • Individual Contributors: 521 
  • Individual Participant Giving: $1,860,307 

  • Total Corporate Giving: $3,239,693 

Corporate Partners:

  • Wolters Kluwer

  • Technogym 

  • Gatorade Sports Science Institute 

  • AbbVie 

  • American Cancer Society 

  • Xero Shoes 

  • EXI 

  • Elevance Health Foundation 

Publications and Pronouncements

ACSM Journals Updates

In 2022/2023, all of ACSM's journals' covers were redesigned through collaboration between ACSM's marketing & design team, the ACSM Editorial Services Office and the journals' editors-in-chief. See the new covers below!

Click on the cover to learn more.

Current Sports Medicine Reports

2.669 Impact Factor

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

6.642 Impact Factor

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal January February 2023

1.130 Impact Factor

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise - MSSE

6.289 Impact Factor


Accepted by Scopus for indexing in February, 2023

Exercise, Sport, and Movement (ESM)

Launched in May 2022, ACSM’s newest journal is an international open access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on all aspects of exercise science and sports medicine.

  • ACSM members will receive discounted article processing charges.
  • More than 24,800 web site visits from August 2022—March 2023

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ACSM Titles Updated/Published Spring 2022 - Spring 2023

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ACSM's Exercise Testing and Prescription

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New Scientific Pronouncements Published

  • Adapting Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening to the COVID-19 Pandemic | Call to Action Statement
  • ACSM International Multidisciplinary Roundtable Report on Physical Activity and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease | Roundtable
  • ACSM Expert Consensus Statement on Exertional Heat Illness: Recognition, Management, and Return to Activity

Learn About ACSM's Pronouncements

Digital and Media Influence

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Subscribers Across Six Newsletters

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4,662,806 Page Views
1,352,123 Visitors

304,574 Page Views
128,098 Visitors
56,733 Resource Downloads

56,297 Page Views
33,904 Visitors
6,774 Report & Resource Downloads

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News Media Stories Mentioning ACSM, Members, Programs and Journals


Print and Broadcast Stories Dedicated to ACSM's American Fitness Index, in 375 Unique Outlets

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87.5 Billion

Potential Reach of Stories

7.7 Million

Potential Impressions via #100FitCities on Twitter


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Participants at ACSM-Hosted Conferences


Regional Chapter Meeting Attendees

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  • Policy

  • CEP/EP Task Force

  • Key Contacts

  • Grassroots Advocacy


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  • $100,000 grant secured from funding partner, Elevance Health Foundation
  • Rankings report delivered to 54,287 email and newsletter recipients
  • Achieved a potential reach of 764.9 million through traditional media stories
  •  Total reach of more than 800 million 
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Exercise is Medicine

  • 38 countries with EIM national centers
  • 197 registered EIM-On Campus schools
  • 1,750 programs registered on the Moving through Cancer directory
  • 44,000 Moving through Cancer booklets published and distributed to cancer centers and programs
  • Launched all-new EIM online course and modules
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  • Launched a newly designed website on January 1, 2023
  • Published several new educational resources on topics ranging from Athletic Identity to Long Term Athlete Development
  • Currently working with the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute on a data research project to advance the work of the NYSHSI Youth Sports Policy Agenda
  • Reached a collaborative agreement with National Council of Youth Sports