March 21-24, 2019 • Hilton Chicago • Chicago, Illinois

Jump Start Your Fitness Career!


Workshops and workouts on topics such as exercise programming, nutrition, select populations and exercise is medicine and more, provide opportunities for experiential learning.


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Keynote Lectures

Three conference keynote lectures promise to be conference highlights!

Master Class Workouts

Fitness experts demonstrate new routines, equipment and concepts.


Five preconferences expand the exceptional programming for more opportunities to learn and network.

Student Registration Fees

The Summit – a student-friendly conference – has many opportunities that make it affordable for students! ACSM works hard to keep costs as low as possible! Find the rates that work best for your students: member, non-member, daily or group rates are available.

Nonmember Students

  • Non ACSM-member students may save by registering and becoming an ACSM member.


Fee varies by day
  • Daily registration fees vary by day.

Lawrence A. Golding Student Health Fitness Scholarship

This scholarship publicly recognizes and honors undergraduate students who have made  significant outstanding contributions to their communities in health, fitness and/or education.

Applicants should be exceptional leaders and students in their school and/or community. Students in their sophomore through senior year are encouraged to apply and must meet specific requirements. Learn more.

The winner receives

  • $1,000 award
  • Complimentary registration to ACSM’s International Health & Fitness Summit in Arlington, Virginia, April 5-8, 2018
  • Featured in ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal


Featured Programming!

Don’t miss these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!

Keynote: Interval Training for Health and Fitness: HIIT Versus Hype
Martin Gibala

Explore the physiological basis of interval exercise and examine the role of intensity, duration and volume in regulating training-induced adaptations. Also learn about the practical application of interval training in both healthy individuals and people with cardiometabolic diseases. Read more.

Essentials of Cross-Channel Communication and Marketing for Fitness Professionals
Fred Hoffman

Social media, mobile technology and an online presence have altered the way people and businesses communicate. Discover how to connect with customers across multiple channels and learn useful tips that guarantee results. Read more.


Navigating Your Career in the Fitness Industry
Krista Popwych

Many of us are familiar with the quote “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”Good in theory, but here’s the truth. Creating and sustaining a full time career in the fitness industry does take some work. Read more.


Workout with Dr. Jordan Metzl

All conference attendees are invited to participate in Dr. Jordan Metzl’s IronStrength workout. This full-body, strength workout has been performed by more than 12 million people around the world and has been featured in news media such as the New York TImes, NBC’s Today Show and TIME magazine.

LaBlast-Fitness Inspired by Dance
Louis van Amstel

Want to try all the dances you see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Attend this LaBlast Fitness Class and learn things you have never learned before! LaBlast is structured and easy to learn but flexible enough for creativity. Don’t miss your chance to “Dance like a Star, and workout in disguise!”

Workshop: Helping your Clients Say “I DO” to Exercise
Amy Rickman

This session teach health care professionals how to enhance their clients’ commitment (say “I DO”) to exercise through the use of motivational interviewing. Includes a lecture and practice format to assist you in actively learning the material.

Have Questions?

Are there ways for students to save on registration fees?

Yes! In addition to the already discounted registration fees, be sure to register early. Additionally, there are group registration discounts with five or more people in a group. Contact the ACSM Meetings Department for more information.

Students also have an additional savings opportunity by through the student volunteer program. Student volunteers receive half off registration fees – reimbursed after the conference – for completing a total of four units. Learn more.

What is the student volunteer program?

ACSM offers students the opportunity to get involved, support the event and reduce their registration fees through the student volunteer program. By completing a total of four units – one, four -unit slot or two, two-unit slots. ACSM depends on volunteers to help with important aspects of the conference. This includes the registration area, student help desk, logistics and more. Learn more.

What is the room share network?

In an effort to help attendees with their hotel costs, ACSM will be compiling a list of those who are interested in room sharing.  Please indicate your interest when registering.  If you are already registered, please contact the meetings department to be placed on the list.  A list will be forwarded to you in mid-February for potential roommates for you to contact.

Need more information?

Need more information? Contact ACSM’s Meetings Department.

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