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. Be sure to check out the Accreditation link on the main Kinesiology web page, as many of these organizations are listed in this section as well.

Organizations

AAHPERD
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and 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