Careers in the Field

Professional Associations and Resources

American Kinesiology Association-AKA

AKA promotes and pursues an evolving understanding of the importance of human interaction in kinesiology. 

The department of Kinesiology at UMES is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.  

American College of Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical application of exercise and sports medicine. 

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

AAHPERD is now SHAPE America!
The vision of SHAPE America is “Health People – Physically Educated and Physically Active!”  IT is the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity, dance, school health and sport–all specialties related to achieving and active, healthy lifestyle.  

American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation 

The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting creative and active lifestyles through meaningful physical activity, recreation and fitness experiences across the lifespan with particular focus on community-based programs. 

National Strength and Conditioning Association

The NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health and fitness industries.

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA), also known as the Health and Wellness Association or the Corporate Wellness Association is the first national non-profit association focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers, employees and their families.
The professional interests of the Society’s members include the advancement of medical science, health promotion and the improvement of medical services; the prevention of disease.

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