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2018

  • March 01, 2018

    ACSM convenes International, Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control

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    March 01, 2018

    ACSM convenes International, Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control

    ACSM convenes International, Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control with multiple collaborative partners 

  • March 01, 2018

    Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) released research findings

    XMarch 01, 2018

    Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) released research findings

    Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) released research findings

2017

  • November 01, 2017

    Health Equity/Diversity/Inclusion trustee positions are added to the ACSM Board of Trustees

    XNovember 01, 2017

    Health Equity/Diversity/Inclusion trustee positions are added to the ACSM Board of Trustees

     
  • March 01, 2017

    10th edition of ACSM’s flagship book ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription publishes and sets sales record

    XMarch 01, 2017

    10th edition of ACSM’s flagship book ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription publishes and sets sales record

    10th edition of ACSM’s flagship book ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription publishes and sets sales record

  • March 01, 2017

    ACSM convenes Biological/Genetic Regulation of Physical Activity Level: Consensus from GenBioPac

    XMarch 01, 2017

    ACSM convenes Biological/Genetic Regulation of Physical Activity Level: Consensus from GenBioPac

  • February 01, 2017

    Current Sports Medicine Reports becomes the official journal of FIMS

    XFebruary 01, 2017

    Current Sports Medicine Reports becomes the official journal of FIMS

2016

  • December 13, 2016

    NIH Common Fund awards aim to understand molecular changes during Physical Activity

    XDecember 13, 2016

    NIH Common Fund awards aim to understand molecular changes during Physical Activity

  • June 01, 2016

    Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) appointed

    XJune 01, 2016

    Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) appointed

    Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) appointed; group largely made up of ACSM members.

  • April 01, 2016

    The Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine launches

    XApril 01, 2016

    The Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine launches

2015

  • November 01, 2015

    ACSM publishes new recommendations for exercise preparticipation health screening

    XNovember 01, 2015

    ACSM publishes new recommendations for exercise preparticipation health screening

  • June 11, 2015

    NIH Common Fund announces new program on physical activity

    XJune 11, 2015

    NIH Common Fund announces new program on physical activity

     

2014

  • May 01, 2014

    ACSM launches the Evidence Library

    XMay 01, 2014

    ACSM launches the Evidence Library

     
  • May 01, 2014

    Basic Science World Congress added to Annual Meeting.

    XMay 01, 2014

    Basic Science World Congress added to Annual Meeting.

     

  • January 01, 2014

    The Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Physical Activity is released

    XJanuary 01, 2014

    The Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Physical Activity is released

    The Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Physical Activity is released.

  • January 01, 2014

    The first Report Card on Physical Activity and Youth and Children is released

    XJanuary 01, 2014

    The first Report Card on Physical Activity and Youth and Children is released

2012

  • December 01, 2012

    MSSE and ESSR achieve record high impact factors.

    XDecember 01, 2012

    MSSE and ESSR achieve record high impact factors.

    Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE) and Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) achieve record high impact factors.

2011

  • September 01, 2011

    ACACSM stages a United Nations side event on physical activity and non-communicable disease

    XSeptember 01, 2011

    ACACSM stages a United Nations side event on physical activity and non-communicable disease

    ACSM stages a United Nations side event on physical activity and non-communicable diseases; subsequently the United Nationals recognized recognizes physical inactivity as one of the top four global public health risks. 

     

  • September 01, 2011

    ACSM and Sanford Health create the National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute

    XSeptember 01, 2011

    ACSM and Sanford Health create the National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute

    ACSM and Sanford Health create the National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute (NYSHSI).

2010

  • September 01, 2010

    ACSM convenes first Integrative Physiology of Exercise conference

    XSeptember 01, 2010

    ACSM convenes first Integrative Physiology of Exercise conference

  • June 01, 2010

    ACSM launches international electronic membership program

    XJune 01, 2010

    ACSM launches international electronic membership program

    ACSM launches the international electronic membership program.
  • May 01, 2010

    The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan is launched

    XMay 01, 2010

    The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan is launched

    The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan is launched having been called for by ACSM.

  • May 01, 2010

    International Trustee positions are added to the ACSM Board of Trustees

    XMay 01, 2010

    International Trustee positions are added to the ACSM Board of Trustees

    International Trustee positions are added to the ACSM Board of Trustees.

  • May 01, 2010

    Exercise is Medicine Congress added to the Annual Meeting

    XMay 01, 2010

    Exercise is Medicine Congress added to the Annual Meeting

    Exercise is Medicine Congress added to the Annual Meeting.
  • January 01, 2010

    ACSM joins social media via Facebook and Twitter

    XJanuary 01, 2010

    ACSM joins social media via Facebook and Twitter

    ACSM launches social media presence on Facebook and Twitter and expands later to LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. 

2009

  • October 01, 2009

    Sports Medicine Bulletin moves to online weekly format

    XOctober 01, 2009

    Sports Medicine Bulletin moves to online weekly format

    Sports Medicine Bulletin moves to online weekly format.

2008

  • April 15, 2008

    Datalys Center formed

    XApril 15, 2008

    Datalys Center formed

    The Datalys Center formed by BioCrossroads (the central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to conduct research and providing surveillance expertise to support the sports injury information needs of academic researchers, sports governing organizations, and the broader sports medicine community. 
  • January 01, 2008

    U.S Federal Physical Activity Guidelines are launched with ACSM playing key role

    XJanuary 01, 2008

    U.S Federal Physical Activity Guidelines are launched with ACSM playing key role

    The U.S Federal Physical Activity Guidelines are launched with ACSM playing key role as a thought-leader and advocate.

  • January 01, 2008

    ACSM Affiliate Societies launched

    XJanuary 01, 2008

    ACSM Affiliate Societies launched

    The International Association of Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) and the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) are launched as ACSM’s 2nd and 3rd Affiliate Societies respectively.

2007

  • November 01, 2007

    Exercise is Medicine initiative launched

    XNovember 01, 2007

    Exercise is Medicine initiative launched

    Exercise is Medicine is launched by ACSM and the American Medical Association. 

  • November 01, 2007

    ACSM and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins acquire Current Sports Medicine Reports

    XNovember 01, 2007

    ACSM and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins acquire Current Sports Medicine Reports

    ACSM and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins acquire Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR) from Current Science, Inc. 
  • May 01, 2007

    ACSM launches the American Fitness Index

    XMay 01, 2007

    ACSM launches the American Fitness Index

    ACSM launches the American Fitness Index (AFI).

2006

  • September 01, 2006

    ACSM convenes inaugural Integrative Physiology of Exercise conference

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    September 01, 2006

    ACSM convenes inaugural Integrative Physiology of Exercise conference

  • August 01, 2006

    ACSM Certifications earn the NCCA accreditation

    XAugust 01, 2006

    ACSM Certifications earn the NCCA accreditation

    ACSM Certifications earn the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Accreditation.

2004

  • December 01, 2004

    ACSM creates Personal Trainer certification

    XDecember 01, 2004

    ACSM creates Personal Trainer certification

    ACSM creates Personal Trainer certification. 

2000

  • January 01, 2000

    Publication of first Team Physician Consensus Conference Statement

    XJanuary 01, 2000

    Publication of first Team Physician Consensus Conference Statement

1999

  • March 01, 1999

    Expansion of the ACSM National Center in Indianapolis completed

    XMarch 01, 1999

    Expansion of the ACSM National Center in Indianapolis completed

    Renovation and expansion of the ACSM National Center in Indianapolis is completed.
  • January 01, 1999

    ACSM holds the first International Team Physician Course

    XJanuary 01, 1999

    ACSM holds the first International Team Physician Course

    ACSM holds the first International Team Physician Course.

1998

  • April 29, 1998

    ACSM stages first ACSM's Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition

    XApril 29, 1998

    ACSM stages first ACSM's Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition

    ACSM stages first ACSM's Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1997

  • February 01, 1997

    ACSM publishes the first issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal

    XFebruary 01, 1997

    ACSM publishes the first issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal

    ACSM publishes the first issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal.

1996

  • December 01, 1996

    ACSM creates the Alliance of Health and Fitness Professionals Membership category.

    XDecember 01, 1996

    ACSM creates the Alliance of Health and Fitness Professionals Membership category.

    ACSM creates the Alliance of Health and Fitness Professional Membership category.

  • July 01, 1996

    The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Exercise is released, with ACSM members taking the prominent roles in authoring the report

    XJuly 01, 1996

    The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Exercise is released, with ACSM members taking the prominent roles in authoring the report

    The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Exercise is released, with ACSM members taking the prominent roles in authoring the report.

  • January 01, 1996

    ACSM and Williams & Wilkins establish the ACSM Certification Resource Center in Baltimore

    XJanuary 01, 1996

    ACSM and Williams & Wilkins establish the ACSM Certification Resource Center in Baltimore

    ACSM and Williams & Wilkins establish the ACSM Certification Resource Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

1995

  • February 01, 1995

    Physical Activity and Public Health – A Recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine is released

    XFebruary 01, 1995

    Physical Activity and Public Health – A Recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine is released

    Physical Activity and Public Health – A Recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine is released.

1992

  • May 01, 1992

    ACSM Research Development Office established at the National Center

    XMay 01, 1992

    ACSM Research Development Office established at the National Center

    Board of Trustees approves the establishment of the ACSM Research Development Office at the National Center.

1990

  • November 14, 1990

    ACSM Foundation establishes a research and educational endowment funds

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    November 14, 1990

    ACSM Foundation establishes a research and educational endowment funds

    ACSM Foundation establishes a research endowment fund and an educational endowment fund.

1988

  • May 01, 1988

    ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription published

    XMay 01, 1988

    ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription published

    ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription published

  • March 12, 1988

    ACSM Team Physician Course launches

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    March 12, 1988

    ACSM Team Physician Course launches

    ACSM launches ACSM Team PhysicianSM Course

1984

  • December 29, 1984

    ACSM National Center opens in Indianapolis, IN

    XDecember 29, 1984

    ACSM National Center opens in Indianapolis, IN

    ACSM National Center opens in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

1983

  • December 15, 1983

    ACSM conducts official ground-breaking ceremonies for the National Center in Indianapolis

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    December 15, 1983

    ACSM conducts official ground-breaking ceremonies for the National Center in Indianapolis

    ACSM conducts official ground-breaking ceremonies for the National Center in Indianapolis.

  • March 02, 1983

    American College of Sports Medicine Foundation, Inc. becomes a registered corporation

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    March 02, 1983

    American College of Sports Medicine Foundation, Inc. becomes a registered corporation

    American College of Sports Medicine Foundation, Inc. becomes a registered corporation.

     

1982

  • April 01, 1982

    ACSM enters into first business agreement with industry

    XApril 01, 1982

    ACSM enters into first business agreement with industry

    ACSM enters into first business agreement with industry. 

1979

  • December 01, 1979

    ACSM publishes first Opinion Statement

    XDecember 01, 1979

    ACSM publishes first Opinion Statement

    ACSM publishes first Opinion Statement, “The Participation of the Female Athlete in Long-Distance Running.”

  • April 01, 1979

    ACSM assumes responsibility for the publication of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

    XApril 01, 1979

    ACSM assumes responsibility for the publication of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

    ACSM assumes responsibility for the publication of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews.

1976

  • July 01, 1976

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Technician Certification Workshop

    XJuly 01, 1976

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Technician Certification Workshop

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Technician Certification Workshop at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse.

1975

  • September 01, 1975

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Leader Workshop in Aspen

    XSeptember 01, 1975

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Leader Workshop in Aspen

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Leader Workshop in Aspen, Colorado.

     

  • June 01, 1975

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Program Director’s Certification Conference

    XJune 01, 1975

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Program Director’s Certification Conference

    ACSM conducts first Exercise Program Director’s Certification Conference at Penn State University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

  • May 01, 1975

    First edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription published

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    May 01, 1975

    First edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription published

    Lea & Febiger publishes ACSM’s Guidelines for Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription in paperback — sells for $4.

  • April 01, 1975

    First ACSM Position Statement published

    XApril 01, 1975

    First ACSM Position Statement published

    Medicine and Science in Sports (MSS) publishes College’s first Position Statement on “Prevention of Heat Injuries During Distance Running;” also published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine and Sports Medicine Bulletin (SMB).

1974

  • December 01, 1974

    MSS publishes "Policy Statement Regarding the Use of Human Subjects and Informed Consent”

    XDecember 01, 1974

    MSS publishes "Policy Statement Regarding the Use of Human Subjects and Informed Consent”

    Medicine and Science in Sports (MSS) publishes “Policy Statement Regarding the Use of Human Subjects and Informed Consent” and standardized vocabulary for exercise and work.

1972

  • December 01, 1972

    Workshop to create guidelines to ensure quality control in exercise takes place in Aspen

    XDecember 01, 1972

    Workshop to create guidelines to ensure quality control in exercise takes place in Aspen

    ACSM sponsors workshop led by John Faulkner in Aspen, Colorado, to develop “guidelines to ensure quality control in exercise testing and rehabilitation programs” for cardiac patients.

1969

  • March 01, 1969

    First issue of MSS publishes

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    March 01, 1969

    First issue of MSS publishes

    ACSM publishes first issue of Medicine and Science in Sports; Bruno Balke is editor-in-chief.

1968

  • May 01, 1968

    15th Annual Meeting hits key milestones

    XMay 01, 1968

    15th Annual Meeting hits key milestones

    15th Annual Meeting is first to have exhibitors (9), external financial support, an evening Annual Awards Banquet, and simultaneous sessions. 

1966

  • March 01, 1966

    First College newsletter published

    XMarch 01, 1966

    First College newsletter published

    College publishes first newsletter under the direction of Robert T. Clark, Jr., and Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas.

1965

  • July 01, 1965

    National Office moves to the University of Wisconsin at Madison

    XJuly 01, 1965

    National Office moves to the University of Wisconsin at Madison

    National Office moves from Ann Arbor to the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. 

1964

  • June 30, 1964

    National office moves to University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

    XJune 30, 1964

    National office moves to University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

    Henry J. Montoye becomes new Executive Secretary; National Office moves to University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

1962

  • May 01, 1962

    Southwest Chapter becomes the College’s first Regional Chapter

    XMay 01, 1962

    Southwest Chapter becomes the College’s first Regional Chapter

  • March 01, 1962

    Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness becomes ACSM's official organ

    XMarch 01, 1962

    Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness becomes ACSM's official organ

    ACSM identifies Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness as its official organ.

     

1961

  • July 01, 1961

    Grover W. Mueller becomes first Executive Secretary and establishes office in Philadelphia

    XJuly 01, 1961

    Grover W. Mueller becomes first Executive Secretary and establishes office in Philadelphia

    Grover W. Mueller becomes the first Executive Secretary and establishes first permanent ACSM office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

     

1958

  • October 01, 1958

    Internal Revenue Service grants College nonprofit status

    XOctober 01, 1958

    Internal Revenue Service grants College nonprofit status

     

1955

  • June 05, 1955

    First Board of Trustees meeting

    X

    June 05, 1955

    First Board of Trustees meeting

    After ACSM incorporates in Washington, D.C., first Board of Trustees Meeting and official list of Charter Members set at 54 (included 11 Founders).

  • January 01, 1955

    Name of organization changed to American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

    XJanuary 01, 1955

    Name of organization changed to American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

     

1954

    May 01, 1954

    Founding meeting

    X

    May 01, 1954

    Founding meeting

    Founding meeting in New York City during annual meeting of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER); originally called the Federation of Sports Medicine.  General Assembly of FIMS votes to invite the "American Chapter of FIMS" and its President, J.B. Wolffe for membership.