SHAPE America formerly known as The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.
The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a individual membership professional organization representing more than 77,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
The NASN was established in 1996 as in independent association in order to prepare health professionals for successful sports nutrtiion counseling.
Official web site of the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. This organization publishes the Journal of Athletic Training which provides access to the article archives where the full-text of many of the journal's articles can be found.
The World Federation is a coalition of national organizations (including NATA) of health care professionals in the fields of sport, exercise, injury/illness prevention and treatment. The Federation promotes the highest quality of health care and functional activity through the collaborative efforts of its members.