Kinesiology and Physical Education

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) ACSM was founded in 1954 by a small group of physical educators and physicians who recognized that health problems were associated with certain lifestyle choices, especially smoking and lack of exercise. ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
  • American Kinesiology Association (AKA) AKA 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. AKA works to enhance the development, maintenance, and intra-organizational communication of specialized academic and professional societies that have a vested interest in the discipline of kinesiology.
  • American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) ASEP is committed to the advancement of exercise physiologists as healthcare professionals. Founded in 1997, the Society provides a forum for leadership and exchange of information to stimulate discussion and collaboration among exercise physiologists active in all aspects of the profession.
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) Since its founding in 1976, the purpose of the ICAK-USA has been to promote research and the teaching of applied kinesiology. It is a professional organization dedicated to bringing together doctors and students with common goals and interests. The primary goal of the ICAK-USA is to provide leadership in applied kinesiology through individual professional development and to advance education in health care.
  • National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) The dual purpose of the NAK shall be to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to its membership persons who have directly or indirectly contributed significantly to the study of and/or application of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.
  • National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE) 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 Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) NATA is a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. The vision of NATA is that athletic trainers will be globally recognized as vital practitioners in the delivery and advancement of health care. NATA's mission is to represent, engage and foster the continued growth and development of the athletic training profession and athletic trainers as unique health care providers.
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) NSCA, founded in 1978, is the world-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The mission of NSCA is to support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) SHAPE America is the nation's largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. The organization's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport. SHAPE's vision is a nation where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives.
  • The American Physiological Society (APS) APS is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. APS strives to be a global multidisciplinary community of scientists solving the major problems affecting life and health. The mission of APS is to advance scientific discovery, understand life, and improve health.

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Physical Education and Kinesiology (Posted 04/21/18)
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Physical Education and Kinesiology (Posted 04/20/18)
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

Physical Education and Kinesiology (Posted 04/20/18)
Fairmont State University
Fairmont, WV

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