ACSM Position Stands

What are these position stands and what makes them important to me as a fitness professional?

The American College of Sports Medicine is the authority we look to for research and guidance on information related to exercise and health-related physical activity. The numerous position stands are the collective effort of teams of researchers whose work is a valued resource for those in the exercise science profession.

2009 Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
2009 Nutrition and Athletic Performance
2009 Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults
2007 The Female Athlete Triad
2007 Exercise and Acute Cardiovascular Events: Placing the Risks into Perspective
2007 Exertional Heat Illness during Training and Competition
2007 Exercise and Fluid Replacement
2006 Prevention of Cold Injuries during Exercise
2004 Physical Activity & Bone Health
2004 Exercise & Hypertension
2000 Nutrition and Athletic Performance
2000 Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes
1998 The Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness, and Flexibility in Healthy Adults
1998 Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
1998 JOINT POSITION STATEMENT AHA/ACSM Joint Statement: Recommendations for Cardiovascular Screening, Staffing, and Emergency Policies at Health/Fitness Facilities
1996 Exercise and Fluid Replacement
1996 Heat & Cold Illnesses During Distance Running
1995 Osteoporosis and Exercise
1994 Exercise for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
1993 Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Hypertension