Professional Resources

The following is an alphabetical list of professional organizations to provide additional resources for students seeking to gain more knowledge and valuable information in the field of health, physical education, and recreation.  Simply click on the web site link following the name of the organization of interest to go to the organization’s main web site.  Also, check out the Accreditation link on the main Kinesiology web page, as many of these organizations are listed in this section as well.

AAHPERD: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance -

AARC: American Association for Respiratory Care -

ACSM: American College of Sports Medicine -

American Heart Association -

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -

CHES: Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. -

DESE: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education -

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration -

IFIC: International Food Information Council -

Health World Online -  

Mayo Clinic -

MOAHPERD: Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance -

ChooseMyPlate: by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) -

NASPE: National Association for Sport & Physical Education -

NCATE:  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education -

NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association -

NIDDK: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -  

NIH: National Institutes of Health -

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health -

NRPA:  National Recreation and Park Association -

NSCA: National Strength and Conditioning Association -

ODPHP: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion -

OMHRC: Office of Minority Health Resource Center -

WELCOA: Wellness Council of America -