Beijing Institute of Sports Medicine

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Beijing Institute of Sports Medicine (BISM)

The Beijing Institute of Sports Medicine (BISM) is a professional academic organization located in Beijing, China, that promotes the concept of “Exercise Is Medicine” among Chinese fitness professionals, healthy populations, and patients with chronic disease. In pursuit of this objective, BISM President Guoping Li — former president of the Chinese Association of Sports Medicine (CASM) and founding president of the Chinese Society of Sports Medicine (CSSM) — also established the Chinese Exercise Rehabilitation Medical Education (CERME) Program under the Chinese Medical Association (CMA). As a close professional partner of ACSM, BISM carries out joint ACSM-BISM certificate programs in China under ACSM’s guidance, including Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Prescription for Physicians programs. BISM is committed to the international exchange of scientific knowledge as it works to integrate exercise into health and medicine in China.

For additional information, visit the Beijing Institute of Sports Medicine website.

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Credentialed Personal Fitness Trainer 

ACSM and BISM co-developed the Personal Fitness Trainer assessment-based certificate is for fitness professionals who have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and intend to work with apparently healthy individuals and those with stable health challenges to enhance fitness in China. By the end of the course, credential holders will know how to conduct initial client consultations and assessments, develop and implement exercise programming, and learn about exercise leadership and client education, and Chinese professional and legal responsibilities.

Credentialed Exercise Physiologist

ACSM and BISM co-developed the Exercise Physiologist certificate is for fitness professionals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science qualified to deliver exercise programs for a variety of settings including corporate, commercial, hospital, and community health and well-being settings. ACSM-EPs conduct complete physical assessments and interpret the results in order to prescribe appropriate, personalized exercise programs.  


ACSM-BISM Chinese Clinical
Exercise Physiologist

ACSM and BISM co-developed the Clinical Exercise Physiologist certificate for participants who possess a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, or related field and 600-1,200 hours of clinical, hands-on experience. The course will include the utilization of prescribed exercise, basic health behavior interventions and promote physical activity for individuals with chronic diseases or conditions; including, but are not limited to, individuals with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic and hematologic diseases. In addition, the course provides primary and secondary prevention strategies designed to improve, maintain or attenuate declines in fitness and health in populations ranging from children to older adults.  

ACSM-BISM Chinese Credentialed Exercise
Prescription for Physicians

ACSM and BISM co-developed the Exercise Prescription for Physicians certificate for medical professionals with a genuine interest to promote the implementation of safe and effective exercise programming based on the best practices and scientific evidence-based information. Participants must provide evidence of a medical degree to participate in the course. The course will lead to an understanding of exercise prescription practices for those individuals who successfully complete this course. The curriculum associated with this course will focus on five categories of professional domains that include: 1) patient assessment, 2) exercise testing, 3) exercise prescription, 4) exercise training and leadership, 5) legal and professional responsibilities. 

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Qualified List

View a list of all qualified ACSM-BISM credential holders. The information includes name, testing location, credential number, issue date, and expiration date.