AAHPERD is an alliance of five national associations, six district associations, and a research consortium that is designed to provide members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources on both the national and local level, support, and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public.
The mission of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) is to advance the profession by serving health educators and others who strive to promote the health of all people through education and other systematic strategies.
The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
FIMS aims primarily to promote the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world, and to assist athletes in achieving optimal
performance by maximising their genetic potential, health, nutrition, and high-quality medical care and training.
Previously known as American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (Changed October 2010).
The dual purpose of The Academy of Kinesiology shall be to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to its membership persons who have directly or indirectly contributed significantly to the study of and/or application of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is the non-profit professional membership association that sets the standard for best practices in quality physical education and sport. NASPE is the largest of the five national associations that make up the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).