ASB members come from academia, industry, clinical entities, and government agencies. At any time, there are approximately 950 active members from 45+ states in the U.S., several Canadian provinces, and at least a dozen foreign countries.
ASB also has two levels of corporate membership: Executive and Associate Partner. Information on the criteria and benefits of corporate membership can be obtained here.
The ASB has several types of individual membership:
Regular Members shall be individuals with an established professional reputation in biomechanics.
Early Career ($80)
This rate is for those individuals who have completed their terminal degree (BS, MS, PhD, DPT, MD, etc.) and have begun their career within 5 years of their terminal degree. No individual will be able to choose this category for more than 5 consecutive registrations.
NOTE: A member could pay the early career rate after completing a terminal degree, enter another educational program and pay the student rate, and then again pay the early career rate once completing their additional degree.
This rate is for those individuals who have retired from professional employment.
Student Members shall be those College and University students with a demonstrated interest in biomechanics.
As part of the application process, you will be asked for the following information:
- Educational Background – Students should include their current program and advisor.
- Professional Employment – Students should include any relevant experiences.
- Scholarship – Students can include courses or special projects related to biomechanics in lieu of publications.
- Participation (or plans to participate) in ASB conferences.
- Sponsors (names and ASB Membership numbers of 2 Regular members) – For students, ONLY one of the members can be a student member.
Emeritus membership is reserved for long-standing members of the Society who have made substantial contributions to the Society (e.g. founding members, fellows), and are designated by the Executive Board. Please see Emeritus Criteria here.
Use the buttons below to visit our membership portal. On this site, you will be prompted to sign up for access with your email address used for your login. Please contact ASB Secretary/Membership Chair if you have any questions about using or accessing the database.
All individual memberships expire at the end of the calendar year, and thus should be renewed annually. If you are currently an ASB member with a question about dues or journal subscriptions, please contact the Treasurer. If you order journals through ASB, here are instructions for accessing Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Biomechanics, Gait & Posture, the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and the Journal of Applied Biomechanics.
Further information concerning application for membership can be obtained by contacting the Secretary/Membership Chair
Instructions for signing up or renewing your ASB membership:
1. Log into Membership Toolkit here. New User? Create an account!
2. Update your Member Details and Directory Preferences before paying dues. You must update your Member Details before paying dues or purchasing other items.
- New applicants: Complete the Member Details and indicate that you are a new applicant. If you are applying for membership, you must identify two sponsors who are current members of the society. Note: Student applicants may only have one student sponsor; the other sponsor must be a regular, retiree or early career member. If you need assistance finding a sponsor, please contact the Secretary.
- Current or Returning Members: If you are changing from student to regular membership or are renewing after a lapse in active membership, please do not reapply as a new member. In Member Details, select “Current Member” as your affiliation with ASB. Then, select your current membership level when you pay your dues.
- Please update your membership details. We use information in our database to update our listing of biomechanics programs and to help us to identify potential collaborators and sponsors for new members. We collect demographic information to help us obtain funding to support efforts at our meetings, including, but not limited to diversity travel awards.
3. Pay your Membership Dues – 2023 (if the option to pay dues does not show in your forms list, then you need to update your Member Details). Indicate your interest in paying for Journal subscriptions or Donating to the award funds. Journal pricing remains the same for 2023.
4. Remember to Proceed to Checkout, enter your payment information, and Place Order. You should receive an e-mail receipt once you’ve paid for your annual dues.
5. Return to “My Account” at the top bar to see the 2023 ASB Volunteer Interests form. Sign-up! We use these lists to identify potential contributors to ASB activities or potential candidates for Executive Board positions.
ASB Code of Conduct
Membership in professional societies, including the American Society of Biomechanics, has implied expectations for ethical behavior in research, teaching, and service to all segments of society.
As a member of the American Society of Biomechanics, I shall:
- honor and respect the field of biomechanics by conducting myself responsibly, ethically, and lawfully.
- hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
- provide truthful, accurate, relevant and evidence-based information based upon my competence in the subject matter and knowledge of the facts and will disseminate without deception.
- abide by the basic principles of respect of persons, beneficence and justice and comply with regulations in accordance with my institutional review board.
- endeavor to increase the knowledge in my discipline and within reasonable limits of time and finance, shall make available that knowledge, skill and training to the public for the benefit of all.
- disclose any conflicts of interest and will review the professional work of others fairly and in confidence.
- recognize the contributions of others and will not associate or allow the use of their name on enterprise known to be illegal, fraudulent or of questionable character.
- participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the biomechanics community.
ASB Emeritus Members
Emeritus member is reserved for long-standing members of the Society who have made substantial contributions to the Society (e.g. founding members), and are designated by the Executive Board.
Current Emeritus Members:
- Kai-Nan An
- James G. Andrews
- Anne E. Atwater
- Barry T. Bates
- Thomas D. Brown
- Frank L. Buczek
- Don B. Chaffin
- Steven A. Goldstein
- Robert J. Gregor
- Joseph Hamill
- Steven T. McCaw
- Mary M. Rodgers
- Robert Shapiro
- Stephen A. Wainwright
- Fred Werner
- Charles C. Wunder
- Felix E. Zajac