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ACSM Positions & Policy

Our science-backed position statements and advocacy resources ensure you are equipped, prepared and knowledgeable about the most critical issues.

Official Positions

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Read our authoritative and influential evidence-based positions on topics of relevance to those in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine.

Endorsed Statements

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Issues and Policy Briefs

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The Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans Act

This legislation ensures recommendations are current with the latest scientific evidence and focus on the specific needs of all populations groups. 

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Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act

PHIT will help American families overcome financial barriers to active lifestyles. This legislation supports coverage of costs for sports- and fitness-related leagues, camps, memberships, classes, tracking devices, equipment and more.

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Whether it’s local government or Capitol Hill, we’re working together-- and fighting together-- to ensure the health, safety and viability of our constituents, now and in the future.