Kinesiology and Physical Education

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 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. ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members.
  • American Kinesiology Association (AKA) AKA's purpose is to promote and enhance kinesiology as a unified field of study and advance its many applications. American Kinesiology Association is an organization for departments of kinesiology in higher education.
  • American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) American Society of Exercise Physiologists is a professional organization representing and promoting the profession of exercise physiology, and is committed to the professional development of exercise physiology, its advancement, and the credibility of exercise physiologists.
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) ICAK is a non profit interprofessional organization dedicated to advance manual muscle testing as a system of diagnosis for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body. The purpose of the ICAK is to promote research and the teaching of AK manual muscle testing. ICAK is dedicated to bringing together doctors and students with a common interest in manual muscle testing as a diagnostic system.
  • National Academy of Kinesiology The dual purpose of the Academy of Kinesiology 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 & 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 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. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today.
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) NSCA is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. The association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. The NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal - the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness. Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.
  • 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. The Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members. APS now has over 10,500 members. Most members have doctoral degrees in physiology and/or medicine (or other health professions).

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Physical Education and Kinesiology (Posted 11/17/17)
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Gunnison, CO

University of North Alabama
Florence, AL

Physical Education and Kinesiology (Posted 11/17/17)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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