In February, faculty member Bill Kraus was elected President-Elect of the American College of Sports Medicine. He will serve as President-Elect for the coming year and as President for a year commencing June 2019.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. ACSM is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives. Founded in 1954, ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science directed at maintaining and enhancing physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life. Members of the ACSM work in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. They are committed to the advancement of the science of exercise science for individual and public health, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. The over 50,000 International, National and Regional chapter members hail from more than 80 countries around the world. Among its activities, ACSM also offers certifications and continuing education for fitness and clinical health professionals. It has the reputation for being the "gold standard" in the health and fitness industry.