The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) of the American Podiatric Medical Association is a non-profit organization that was founded in San Francisco in 1970 by a group of podiatric sports physicians who had the insight to realize the need for a podiatric sports medicine association devoted to the treatment of athletic injuries.
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
Intended for exercise students and professionals. ACE focuses on developing and distributing credible resources, training and education, preparing students for certification, and providing workout ideas and schedules. They also have many blogs and news feeds to keep professionals and students up to date.
The American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) is a membership organization dedicated to the art and science of sports medicine, emphasizing osteopathic principles in the practice of comprehensive health care.
IDEA and its members are passionately committed to improving the health and fitness of all people. We are focused on delivering compelling member value by imparting knowledge, credibility, inspiration, marketability and personal and professional growth opportunities.
The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) has a mission to advance worldwide exchange and dissemination of education, research and patient care in arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.
For more than 20 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based health and fitness solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.
Today, NASM serves thousands worldwide and positively impacts the lives of millions of people the world over. As the world’s foremost resource for health and fitness information, the organization continues to elevate its industry best practices by providing outstanding programs and quality certification courses for its members.
This site is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. In addition to other target audiences, it has a special section for both current and potential athletic training students that provides information on certification, employment, continuing education, etc.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.
The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a distance education institution and certifying agency committed to our students' fitness education and professional goals. Our highly acclaimed online Personal Trainer Certification program has been designed so that our students can turn their passion for fitness into a paycheck.
ISSA's personal trainer education approach is backed by top fitness industry professionals throughout North America. The International Sports Sciences Association's Personal Trainer Certification advisors and authors are some of the most prestigious and respected names in the fitness industry. The years of scientific research they have conducted, in conjunction with the hundreds of professional publications and college textbooks they have authored, form the basis of virtually all exercise, physiology, nutrition, and fitness courses taught around the world.