This list is intended for certification candidates beginning certification preparatory courses on or after May 1, 2015.

This list is to serve as a guide for candidates pursuing ACBSP™ certification and educational institutions hosting preparatory courses for the CCSP® or ACBSP® examinations.  The candidates are also responsible for their respective Certification Candidate’s Handbook, which is found on the website.

ACBSP™ Position Statements

Other Position Statements


  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers:  ISBN-10: 1616690399; ISBN-13: 978-1616690397; OR American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider
  • Athletic Taping and Bracing 2nd ED, David Perrin; Human Kinetics 2005; ISBN-10: 0736048111;  ISBN-13: 978-0736048118; (3rd edition PDF download on YouTube; (2012) ISBN-13: 978-1450413527 and ISBN-10: 1450413528
  • Brady Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Mistovich and Karren, 10th ED, 2013 Pearson, Prentice Hall; ISBN-10: 0133369137; ISBN-13: 978-0133369137
  • Clinical Imaging: With Skeletal, Chest, & Abdominal Patten Differentials, 3rd ED, Dennis Marchiori; ISBN-13: 9780323084956; ISBN-10: 0323084958
  • Clinical Sports Medicine 5th Edition Brukner & Khan's; ISBN-13: 978-1743761380; ISBN-10: 1743761384
  • Conservative Management of Sports Injuries; Hyde and Gengenbach, 2nd ED 2007; Jones and Bartlett; ISBN-13: 978-0763732523; ISBN-10: 0763732524
  • Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, Vol I and Vol II, 3e, Yochum 2005; ISBN-13: 978-0781739467; ISBN-10: 0781739462
  • Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 3rd ED; Baechle and Earle; by National Strength and Conditioning Association; ISBN-13: 987-0736058032; ISBN-10: 0736058036
  • Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods, Warren Hammer 3rd ED 2007; Jones and Bartlett; ISBN-13; 978-0763752873; ISBN-10: 0763752878
  • Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence Based Approach 2nd ED; Cook and Hegedus; ISBN-13: 978-0132544788; ISBN-10: 0132544784
  • PPE - Preparticipation Physical Evaluation, 4th ED; ISBN-13: 9871581103762

American College of Sports Medicine Position Statements and Team Physician Consensus Statements

ACBSP™ recognizes the Position Statements and Team Physician Statements of the American College of Sports Medicine that are listed below. They can be found by clicking here.

  • ACSM Position Stand: Weight Loss in Wrestlers
  • Exercise and Fluid Replacement
  • Exertional Heat Illness during Training and Competition
  • Female Athlete Issues for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement
  • Joint Position Statement: Automated External Defibrillators in Health/Fitness Facilities
  • Nutrition and Athletic Performance
  • Prevention of Cold Injuries during Exercise
  • Selected Issues for Nutrition and the Athlete: A Team Physician Consensus Statement
  • Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement
  • Team Physician Consensus Statement: 2013 Update
  • The Team Physician and Conditioning of Athletes for Sports: A Consensus Statement
  • The Team Physician and the Return-to-Play Decision: A Consensus Statement – 2012 Update
  • The IOC Concensus Statement on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) 2018 Update - British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 52 Issue 11 (BZ 194701504)