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The program strongly encourages its majors to become active in one or more of the professional organizations appropriate for their career direction. Activity within a professional organization, (e.g. attending its meetings, participating in seminars/webinars sponsored by professional groups) can be extremely beneficial in terms of expanding one's knowledge, meeting professionals from outside of UW-Oshkosh, and learning of job/graduate school opportunities.

 

Below is a list of various organizations and the contact person/number. Most groups, but not all, have a "student membership" category that means a student can derive the benefits from belonging to an appropriate professional organization at a relatively low or nominal membership cost.

 

KINESIOLOGY, EXERCISE SCIENCE AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

AAASP Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology

801 Main Street, Suite 010

Louisville, CO 80027.

303-494-5931 www.aaasponline.org

 

AACVPR American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab

608-831-6989 (Ask for local chapter information) www.aacpr.org

 

AAHPERD American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,

Recreation & Dance Membership entitles you to membership in two of

the AAHPERD Associations and their sub-groups.

www.aahperd.org

 

AAPA American Academy of Physician Assistants

950 North Washington Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1552

1-703-836-2272 www.aapa.org

 

ACA American Chiropractic Association

1701 Clarendon Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia 22209

800-986-4636 Fax: 703-243-2593 www.amerchiro.org

 

ACE (IDEA)* American Council on Exercise

1-800-999-IDEA (International Dance Exercise Association)

www.acefitness.org

 

ACSM* American College of Sports Medicine (National Chapter)

1-317-637-9200 www.acsm.org

 

AFAA* American Fitness Aerobics Association of America

1-800-445-5950 www.afaa.com

 

AMA American Medical Association

515 N. State Street

Chicago, IL60610.

(312)464-5000 www.ama-assn.org/

 

APA American Psychological Association, Division 47:

Exercise and Sport Psychology

750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

(202)336-5500 - 1-800-374-2721 www.apa.org

 

APTA American Physical Therapy Association

1-800-999-2782 www.apta.org

 

AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association

4720 Montgomery Lane

Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220

www.aota.org

 

ASEP American Society of Exercise Physiologists

Dr. Tommy Boone, Director

Exercise Physiology Laboratories,

The College of St. Scholastica

1200 Kenwood Avenue,

Duluth, MN 55811

218-723-6297 www.asep.org

 

CSCCA* Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association

PO Box 7100

University Station

Provo, UT 84602

(801) 375-9400

www.cscca.org/index.php

 

IHRSA International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association

Seaport Center

 70 Fargo Street

Boston, MA 02210

www.ihrsa.org

 

NASM National Academy of Sports Medicine

26632 Agoura Rd.

Calabasas, CA   91302

www.nasm.org/

 

NASPE National Association for Sport and Physical Education

1-703-476-3400 www.aahperd.org/naspe

 

NASPSPA North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and

Physical Activity

Noreen Goggin, Ph.D., University of North Texas,

Dept. of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation,

P.O. Box 311337, Denton, TX 76203 1337.

Goggin@unt.edu http://www.naspspa.org

 

NATA National Athletic Trainers Association

214-637-6282 www.nata.org

 

NSCA* National Strength & Conditioning Association

P.O. Box 81410

Lincoln, Nebraska 68501

www.nsca-lift.org

 

USAW United States of America Weightlifting Association

http://weightlifting.teamusa.org/

1 Olympic Plaza‚Ä®          

Colorado Springs, CO  80909

 

 

*Upon or before graduation many of the Kinesiology majors seek certification in various fields, to expand their qualifications and increase job opportunities. Becoming certified by a nationally recognized organization in areas such as fitness instructor, cardiac rehabilitation, and exercise program director can be powerful credentials to add to your professional resume. This program encourages majors to seek out information on the certification programs that are available.

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