The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) was founded in 1954 with the recognition that health problems were associated with certain lifestyle choices. Since then, ACSM members from all professional backgrounds have applied their knowledge, training and dedication in sports medicine and exercise science to promote healthier lifestyles for people around the globe. The ACSM has grown to more than 50,000 members and certified professionals strong from 90 countries.
The mission of the ACSM is to advance and integrate scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. Through research, instruction and certification, the ACSM members and certified professionals make a difference every day. Their groundbreaking research and collaboration drives innovation and progress across the dimensions of science, practice, education and policy.
ACSM Fellowship is an elite member status for long term Professional Members, who have provided significant service to ACSM. These members have demonstrated high standards of professional development and shown a commitment to the goals and long‑range activities of the College.
The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize commendable service to ACSM; to encourage continued service to the College in a leadership role with ongoing dedication; also, to recognize distinguished achievement in sports medicine and related disciplines.
The objectives of the Fellowship program are:
- To recognize distinguished professional achievement in research and/or service in the field of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine
- To recognize outstanding service to the American College of Sports Medicine
- To encourage continued service to the College in a leadership role
From academics to students and from personal trainers to physicians, the ACSM’s association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals are dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.