Missouri State University

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 - www.aahperd.org

AARC: American Association for Respiratory Care - www.aarc.org/career/be_an_rt/

ACSM: American College of Sports Medicine - www.acsm.org

American Heart Association - www.americanheart.org

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov

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

DESE: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - www.dese.mo.gov

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration - www.fda.gov

IFIC: International Food Information Council - www.ific.org

Health World Online - www.healthy.net  

Mayo Clinic - www.mayoclinic.com

MOAHPERD: Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance - www.moahperd.org

ChooseMyPlate: by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - www.choosemyplate.gov

NASPE: National Association for Sport & Physical Education - www.aahperd.org/Naspe

NCATE:  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education - www.ncate.org

NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association - www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

NIDDK: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - www.niddk.nih.gov  

NIH: National Institutes of Health - www.nih.gov

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health - www.nimh.nih.gov

NRPA:  National Recreation and Park Association - www.nrpa.org

NSCA: National Strength and Conditioning Association - www.nsca-lift.org

ODPHP: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - www.odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov

OMHRC: Office of Minority Health Resource Center - www.omhrc.gov

WELCOA: Wellness Council of America - www.welcoa.org