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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.



AAASP Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology

801 Main Street, Suite 010

Louisville, CO 80027.



AACVPR American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab

608-831-6989 (Ask for local chapter information)


AAHPERD American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,

Recreation & Dance Membership entitles you to membership in two of

the AAHPERD Associations and their sub-groups.


AAPA American Academy of Physician Assistants

950 North Washington Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1552



ACA American Chiropractic Association

1701 Clarendon Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia 22209

800-986-4636 Fax: 703-243-2593


ACE (IDEA)* American Council on Exercise

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


ACSM* American College of Sports Medicine (National Chapter)



AFAA* American Fitness Aerobics Association of America



AMA American Medical Association

515 N. State Street

Chicago, IL60610.



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


APTA American Physical Therapy Association



AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association

4720 Montgomery Lane

Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220


ASEP American Society of Exercise Physiologists

Dr. Tommy Boone, Director

Exercise Physiology Laboratories,

The College of St. Scholastica

1200 Kenwood Avenue,

Duluth, MN 55811



CSCCA* Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association

PO Box 7100

University Station

Provo, UT 84602

(801) 375-9400


IHRSA International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association

Seaport Center

 70 Fargo Street

Boston, MA 02210


NASM National Academy of Sports Medicine

26632 Agoura Rd.

Calabasas, CA   91302


NASPE National Association for Sport and Physical Education



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.


NATA National Athletic Trainers Association



NSCA* National Strength & Conditioning Association

P.O. Box 81410

Lincoln, Nebraska 68501


USAW United States of America Weightlifting Association

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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