ACSM Position Stands

American College of Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. Find selected ACSM position stands on this page.

Position Stands, Joint Position Statements and Opinion Statements are published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the official journal of ACSM. Position Stands are official statements of ACSM on topics related to sports medicine and exercise science. All current ACSM Position Stands and Joint Position Statements are free to the public.

How Position Stands Are Developed

1. Exercise and Fluid Replacement

2. Exercise and Hypertension

3. Exertional Heat Illness during Training and Competition

4. Nutrition and Athletic Performance

5. Physical Activity and Bone Health

6. Prevention of Cold Injuries during Exercise

7. Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults

8. The Female Athlete Triad

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