Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple continuing medical education (CME) courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC), and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.
We are the American College of Sports Medicine – with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals strong from 90 countries around the globe. Representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, ACSM is the only organization that offers a 360-degree view of the profession.
As the leading nonprofit exercise professional and health coach certification organization, our goal is to set the highest industry standards, elevate the careers of professionals and help people worldwide make movement their mission. Our commitment to create global impact inspires us to facilitate partnerships with policymakers, fitness industry leaders, community organizations and the Healthcare Industry. We are determined to expand the healthcare continuum and integrate ACE Professionals, so activity is prescribed to prevent inactivity related diseases. By offering NCCA-accredited certifications, continuing education, and access to science-based health and fitness information, we are investing in our mission to get people moving—so everybody has the resources they need to lead active, healthy lives.
The American Kinesiology Association promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and advances its many applications. AKA does this by advocating for kinesiology at national and international levels as well as by supporting its member departments by providing resource materials and leadership and educational opportunities for university administrators in kinesiology.
NAKPEHE is an organization for professionals in higher education. Its purpose is to foster leadership in teaching, administration, policy, preparation for the professions and scholarship. This mission is facilitated through interdisciplinary ideas, concepts and initiatives related to the role of kinesiology and physical education, while valuing diverse social, cultural and personal perspectives.
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Our work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity to improve their communities NRPA’s members of park and recreation professionals and advocates are 60,000 strong and represent public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between.
The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYS AHPERD) is a professional organization composed primarily of: Teachers of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; Agency, Community, and Worksite Health Professionals; Youth Coaches, and, Future Professionals who are interested enough in promoting, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in the Kindergarten through Higher Education settings, throughout New York State.
Society of Health and Physical Educators is the national organization that serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the nation. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country.
The Women’s Sports Foundation was established in 1974 to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. Our mission is to enable all girls and women to reach their potential in sports and life. We provide financial fuel to aspiring champion athletes. We fund groundbreaking research. We educate. We advocate. And we help communities get girls active. Sure, there’s a long way to go but we’re not going to stop until we get there.
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.