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Professional Organizations and Associations
AAHPERD - American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Official site for the AAHPERD. Contains information about AAHPERD's six national associations, plus many links to related sites.
American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine puts into practice its strategic efforts to advancing the health of all. As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members.
American Coucil on Exercise
The American Council on Exercise® is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity.
American Fitness & Professional Associates
Through innovative program design, teaching, research and service focused on the professional practice of fitness, wellness, nutrition, health and physical education, the AFPA - American Fitness Professionals & Associates mission is to provide students with an affordable education that gives them the knowledge, skills and awareness necessary to enhance their own lives, the lives of others, and the community at large.
CAATE - Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
The purpose of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is to develop, maintain, and promote appropriate minimum standards of quality of entry level Athletic Training education programs. CAATE is sponsored by The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
Michigan Fitness Foundation
The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health & Sports
and the Michigan Fitness Foundation
NASSM - North American Society for Sport Management
NASSM is actively involved in supporting and assisting professionals working in the fields of sport, leisure and recreation. The purpose of the North American Society for Sport Management is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study, research, scholarly writing, and professional development in the area of sport management - both theoretical and applied aspects.
National Athletic Trainers' Association
The mission of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. It is comprised of institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals committed to the best interests, education and athletics participation of student-athletes.