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  1. ACSMThe American College of Sports Medicine What is it? How do I use it? Should I become a member? The acronym sure is catchy!

  2. What is the ACSM? MISSION STATEMENT “ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine”

  3. ACSM Advancing Health Through Science, Education and Medicine

  4. Historical Perspective • 1954: ACSM Founded in NY • 1969: First MSSE published • 1975: ACSM's Guidelines for Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription 1st published • 1975: ACSM conducts first Exercise Leader Workshop in Aspen, Colorado; 20 individuals become ACSM's first Certified Exercise Specialists • 1976: 1st Exercise Technician cert. @ UW-L • 1984: ACSM Nat’l Center opens in Indianapolis • 1996: Surgeon Generals Report released (ACSM prominent role) • 1997: 1st Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana

  5. How do “I” use ACSM? • ESS information resources • MSSE • Exercise & Sport Science Reviews • ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal • Sports Medicine Bulletin • SMB: online journal in members only section • “official” ACSM newsmagazine • Current Sports Medicine Reports • For MD’s

  6. ACSM Books

  7. Single copies of brochures Free Send SASE ACSM National CenterP.O. Box 1440Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440 USA (Bulk quantities of each brochure are available - 10 brochures/$2.00.Shipping charges: $5 for 50-200 brochures, $8 for 200-500 brochures)

  8. What Brochures are Available? •  Eating Smart, Even When You're Pressed for Time • Exercise - Induced Asthma • Female Athlete Triad: Amenorrhea, Eating Disorders, and Osteoporosis • Fit Over 40 •  Nutrition and Sports Performance: A guide for physically active young people • Nutrition, Training, and Injury PreventionGuidelines: A guide for soccer players • Questioning the 40/30/30 diet • Return to Play (A Coach's Guide) • Sprains, Strains, and Tears • What is an Exercise Physiologist?

  9. Videos Clinical Ex. Phys., Understanding the Basics Exercise & Aging The Science & Practice of Body Comp. Assessment Lost & Found in the Grocery Store

  10. ACSM NEWS • Certified Newsletter • ACSM Fit Society® Page • News Releases • Position Stands • ACSM Workshops

  11. ACSM Certifications • ACSM Personal Trainer • ACSM Clinical Track • Exercise Specialist • ACSM Health & Wellness Track • Health/Fitness Instructor • ACSM RCEP • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist • FAQs • Test Sites in CO

  12. What about the Meetings? • RMACSM • Rocky Mountain Region • Regional Meeting February22-23, 2008 • Estes Park, CO at the Stanley Hotel • Undergrad & Grad compete for $1500 • Poster & oral presentations • Keynote speakers • Networking • Regional Conference cost • $30 member or $45 non-ACSM Member • Regional membership cost • $15 student • $30 professional

  13. National ACSM Meeting • Next Meeting • May 28-31, 2008 • Indianapolis, IN • Cost • Student $100 • Professional $190 • Abstract submission deadline Nov. 1.

  14. Should YOU become a member? • YES! • Recall the benefits • Publications (included in annual fee) • Access to members only section • Job search • Certified news • Reduced cost to conferences & for certifications (workshops & test) • Networking

  15. NSCA • www.nsca-lift.org • Membership Costs • CSCS certification • Test Sites in CO • Gold standard for strength and conditioning specialists • Publications • Job searches • National Meeting • Sport Specific Training conference

  16. Website www.acsm.org www.nsca-lift.org Questions?