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PED 107 (Aerobics): Associations and Organizations/Websites

This guide will assist you in finding reliable resources for students majoring in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Fitness

Professional Organizations and Associations

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National Federation of Professional Trainers
IDEA Health & Fitness Association



CDC Physical Activity web site -  Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity - statistics, resources, strategies, worksite physical activity

PhysicalFitnet  Commercial site free online video library created by trainers. Workouts by muscle group, equipment, training, sport specific, joint action and plane of motion

Kinesiology Network Lists associations, colleges, web sites, articles

MedlinePlus  - links to web sites, medical encyclopedia, includes sports fitness topics

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy   (2011) is First published in 1899, concise and complete medical reference books mechanism and cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of over 2000 diseases and disorders.

 Physical Activity Guidelines -  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services resource for health professional and policymakers, provides guidance on how children and adults can improve their health through physical activity. Summarizes scientific evidence on physical activity and health.2015 Dietary Guidelines Part D(7) Physical Activity

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition includes Resources page with statistics and reports

NCAA Publications include   NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook  2014-2015 Handbook 

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCM) - membership organization for strength coaches, personal trainers

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Women's Sports Foundation - advances the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity