The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is a national, non-profit, membership organization committed to promoting and supporting leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support healthy, active lifestyles. The five national associations and six district associations of AAHPERD have more than 25,000 members who are professionals in elementary, secondary and higher education, administration, research, youth programming, dance, coaching, sport medicine, health education, public health, fitness, choreography, therapeutic programs, parks and recreation services, and others with career interests in quality of life and movement related fields. Their common interest in promoting healthy, active, and creative lifestyles for all unites them as an Alliance. For more information about AAHPERD please visit www.aahperd.org.
The mission of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is to advance and integrate scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports. ACSM works with local, national, and international corporate communities to obtain funding that, in turn, provides financial assistance for a variety of sponsored activities and programs. The PCPFS and ACSM are working together as "science partners" by developing a teamed approach to offer the most up-to-date research on health, physical activity, and fitness available from the scientific community. Combined efforts include such items as providing the opportunity for each organization to offer research and program information in journals and digests, providing speaking opportunities at conferences and meetings, and providing national points of contact for meeting the objectives of both institutions. For more information about ACSM please visit www.acsm.org.
Certified athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents and supports the 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. For more information about NATA please visit www.nata.org.
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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the
world's leading authority on strength and conditioning. Drawing upon
its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most
advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning
practices, injury prevention, and research findings. The PCPFS and NSCA
are collaborating as "science partners" to develop and disseminate appropriate information to the public. The desire of both parties is to make this information action-oriented at the national, state, local, and/or grassroots levels. For more information on the NSCA please visit www.nsca.com
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is the national organization of physical therapy professionals, whose goal is to enhance the physical health and functional abilities of individuals of all ages and abilities by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented plans and programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. For more information on the APTA, please visit http://www.apta.org/.