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Professional Organizations

  • The mission of SHAPE America is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.
  • The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) promotes the development of science and ethical practice in the filed of sport psychology. AASP is an international, multidisciplinary, professional organization that offers certification to qualified professionals in the field of sport, exercise, and health psychology.
  • The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
  • The mission of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.
  • The California Athletic Trainers’ Association strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.
  • The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.
  • The mission of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is to promote healthful lifestyles through quality education for all populations and provide leadership to school, community and statewide programs in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, dance and other movement-related programs.