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
  • ACSM Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review; 2012 ISBN-13; 978-1451104257; ISBN-10; 1451104251
  • Evidence Based Sports Medicine 2nd Ed; 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1405132985; ISBN-10; 1405132981
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy 2nd Ed 2011 Cook, ISBN-13: 978-0138021733; ISBN-10: 0138021732
  • Physical Agents in Rehabilitation 3rd Ed, Michelle H. Cameron, Saunders / Elsevier 2009; ISBN-13: 978-1416032571; ISBN-10: 1416032571; ISBN-10: 1416032576
  • Sports Injury: Prevention and Rehabilitation, Shamus and Shamus, 2001 McGraw-Hill; ISBN-13: 978-0071354752; ISBN-10: 0071354751
  • Sport Notes, Field and Clinical Examination Guide by Dawn Gulick 2008; ISBN-13: 978-0803618756; ISBN-10: 0803618751
  • Chiropractic Technique: Principles and Procedures, Bergman and Peterson, 2011 Mosby Inc.; ISBN-13: 978-0323049696; ISBN-10: 0323049699
  • Principles and Practices of Chiropractic, Scott Haldeman 2005 McGraw-Hill; ISBN-13: 978-0071375344; ISBN-10: 00713753410071375341

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)
  • Exercise and Acute Cardiovascular Events: Placing the Risks into Perspective
  • Exercise and Hypertension
  • Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
  • Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes: American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes
  • Mass Participation Event Management for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement
  • Psychological Issues Related to Injury in Athletes and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement
  • Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing
  • Selected Issues for the Adolescent Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement
  • Selected Issues for the Master Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

Additional DACBSP® Journal Articles

Articles marked with an asterisk (*) do not have open access.
·        AMSSM Concussion Position Statement
·        FAI in Athletes Current Sports Medicine Reports 2013*
·        NATA Position Statement Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete
·        Physical Activity with Scoliosis
·        Return to Play after Cervical Spine Injury*
·        Review of FAI in Athletes*
·        The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy...
·        Transparency of research methods: proud to be a Naked Emperor
·        Questioning the importance of authorship
·        Evidence-based practice in 5 simple steps
·        How to write a case report for publication