American College of Sports Medicine


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American College of Sports Medicine

An organization that promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
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American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand (2009) Med Sci Sports Exerc 41: 687-708.
Standards of practice dealing with emergency response within the health and fitness facility industry have been issued by several groups, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the American Heart Association.
The recommendation--found in the newly revised and as-yet-unpublished American College of Sports Medicine guidelines--represents a shift away from testing low-risk individuals.
Regardless of the form of exercise, you want to know that the individual leading the class knows what the risks are for injury or cardiovascular stress," explains Ann Partlow, director of certification for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
The editor's purpose in developing this text is to provide a reference manual for candidates who will be tested in American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification programs.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Aimed at teens, this guide to fitness draws on information from periodicals, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations such as KidsHealth, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the body and the components of fitness, including nutrition, weight management, mental wellness, and sleep; creating and maintaining a fitness plan; exercise fundamentals (cardiovascular exercise, running, calisthenics, strength training, and pilates and yoga) and how to measure intensity; various team sports; activities for teens who don't like sports; sports safety; and dealing with problems like injuries, motivation, asthma, diabetes, physical disabilities, compulsive exercising, the female athlete triad, and steroids.
It's all about moving," said Neal Pire, an exercise physiologist and spokesman for the American College of Sports Medicine.
A new study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore shows that some knee pain might be lessened by strengthening the hips.
The study was scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore.
American College of Sports Medicine (2002) Med Sci Sports Exerc 34: 364-380.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is launching a new national campaign called "Exercise is Medicine [TM]" to educate and train health care professionals on how to effectively prescribe regular exercise for their patients.

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