Professional Organizations & Links of Interest

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

  • “To¬†advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.”

American Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)

  • “Promotes the development of science and ethical practice in the field of sport psychology.”

American Kinesiology Association (AKA)

  • “Promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and advances its many applications.”

American Therapeutic Recreation Association

  • “Largest national membership organization representing the interests and needs of recreational therapists. Recreational therapists are healthcare providers who use recreational therapy interventions for improved functioning of individuals with illness or disabling conditions.”

Center for Sport, Peace, and Society

  • “The center uses sport, physical activity, and recreation to promote cultural understanding, to enhance student learning, to improve community welfare, and to foster social change.”

Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

  • “A specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels through specialized accreditation.”

College Sports Research Institute (CSRI)

  • “A student-run conference hosted by the College Sport Research Institute and the Exercise and Sport Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”

International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)

  • “Founded in the late 1950s with the aim of maintaining an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education, and to further a continuing collaboration between them.”

International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)

  • “has always been much more of a social science of sport. In addition to sociology, work in the field encompasses history, political science, human geography, anthropology, social psychology and economics. Also, the new off-shoots of sociology such as, cultural studies, media studies, and gender studies, are well represented in the field.”

National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE)

  • “To foster leadership in kinesiology administration and policy as it relates to teaching, scholarship and service in higher education.”

North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)

  • “To promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport; to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes.”

North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)

  • “To promote, stimulate, and encourage study, research, scholarly writing, and professional development in the area of sport management – both theoretical and applied aspects.”

Sports Doing Good

  • “The bright side of the world of sports.” This link is to their extensive list of sport related websites.

Sport Literature Association (SLA)

  • “International organization devoted to the study of sport in literature and culture.”

Sport Research Consortium

  • “Our primary mission is to advance the body of knowledge in the sport industry.”