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.
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.
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 www.amerchiro.org
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
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
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
Provo, UT 84602
IHRSA International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association
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
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
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.