Advancing health through science, education and medicine

ACSM's Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening


As of November 2015, ACSM's exercise preparticipation health screening process has been updated.

Download and view our infographic which reflects the new preparticipation health screening process.

With these new guidelines, the objectives are to eliminate unnecessary barriers for an individual to begin and maintain a regular exercise program, and encourage healthy lifestyles through habitual physical activity.

Read the roundtable consensus statement 

Get the 10th edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

Related Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Looking for content from our recent webinar? You can go here to view a recorded version of the webinar, and go here for the presentation materials. 
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Download and view our infographic
  • Should you have questions or needs not addressed by the above resources, please note the following contacts: 

  • Media, press and communications questions: Paul Branks
  • Publications and content questions: Katie Feltman
  • Certification questions: Certification
  • ACSM is grateful for the expertise of our roundtable participants:
    • David M. Buchner, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
    • JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D.
    • Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D., FACSM
    • Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM
    • Adrian Hutber, Ph.D.
    • Elizabeth A. Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
    • Gary Liguori, Ph.D., FACSM
    • Meir Magal, Ph.D., FACSM
    • Linda S. Pescatello, Ph.D., FACSM
    • Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., FACSM
    • Thomas Spring, M.S.
    • Paul D. Thompson, M.D., FACSM
    • Darren E.R. Warburton, Ph.D.
    • Geoffrey P. Whitfield, Ph.D.
    • Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM

    Featured Publication

    Studying for the CAQ? The book covers the entire spectrum of sports medicine and is presented in an easy-to-read bullet list format and supplemented with 1,000 online questions..…

    » Read More