ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines, Fourth Edition, presents the current standards and guidelines that help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and program offerings in a safe environment.
This text is based in large part on both the work that has begun through the NSF international initiative to develop industry standards to serve as the foundation for a voluntary health and fitness facility certification process and the third edition of ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines. The ACSM’s team of experts in academic, medical, and health and fitness fields have put together an authoritative guide for facility operators and owners. By detailing these standards and guidelines and providing supplemental materials, ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines provides a blueprint for health and fitness facilities to use in elevating the standard of care they provide their members and users as well as enhance their exercise experience.
Chapter 1. Pre-Activity Screening
Standards for Pre-Activity Screening
Guidelines for Pre-Activity Screening
Chapter 2. Orientation, Education, and Supervision
Standards for Orientation, Education, and Supervision
Guidelines for Orientation, Education, and Supervision
Chapter 3. Risk Management and Emergency Policies
Standards for Risk Management and Emergency Policies
Guidelines for Risk Management and Emergency Policies
Chapter 4. Health/Fitness Facility Professional Staff and Independent Contractors
Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Professional Staff and Independent Contractors
Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Professional Staff and Independent Contractors
Chapter 5. Health/Fitness Facility Operating Practices
Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Operating Practices
Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Operating Practices
Chapter 6. Health/Fitness Facility Design and Construction
Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Design and Construction
Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Design and Construction
Chapter 7. Health/Fitness Facility Equipment
Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Equipment
Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Equipment
Chapter 8. Signage in Health/Fitness Facilities
Standards for Signage in Health/Fitness Facilities
Guidelines for Signage in Health/Fitness Facilities
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
ACSM, founded in 1954, is a professional membership society with more than 20,000 national, regional, and international members in more than 70 countries dedicated to improving health through science, education, and medicine. ACSM members work in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. Its members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise.