Associations & Resources

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance - AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
  • American Association for Health Education - AAHE serves health educators and other professionals who promote the health of all people. AAHE encourages, supports, and assists health professionals concerned with health promotion through education and other systematic strategies.
  • American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation - AAPAR is a powerful association serving more than 8000 professors, teachers, trainers, and community leaders who promote meaningful physical activity and recreation across the lifespan.
  • American Camp Association - The ACA (formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.
  • American Camp Association Wisconsin Section - The Wisconsin Section of ACA is a resource for Wisconsin-based ACA member camps to gain and exchange information about staff training, job postings, education and research while promoting the enrichment of the lives of children and adults through the camping experience.
  • American Council on Exercise - ACE is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America's Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.
  • American College of Sports Medicine - Much more than a slogan, the American College of Sports Medicine puts into practice its strategic efforts to advancing the health of all. As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members.
  • Association for Experiential Education - The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a nonprofit, professional membership association dedicated to experiential education and the students, educators and practitioners who utilize its philosophy.
  • National Association of Girls & Women in Sport - NAGWS is the premiere organization dedicated to addressing issues and promoting opportunities for all girls and women in sport.
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education - NASPE is the preeminent national authority on physical education and a recognized leader in sport and physical activity. NASPE is a non-profit professional membership association that sets the standard for practice in physical education and sport.
  • National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association - NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports.
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - NSCA, the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
  • National Recreation and Park Association - For 40 years, NRPA has advocated the importance of thriving, local park systems, the opportunity for all Americans to lead healthy, active lifestyles, and the preservation of great community places.
  • Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association - WPRA represents over 1,600 individuals delivering a broad spectrum of services in Wisconsin. Members include Park, Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation professionals in local, county, state, school district, private and agency settings. WPRA also represents public Park and Recreation Boards and Commissions, students, commercial firms and Emeritus (retired) members.
  • World Leisure Organization - WLO is a world-wide, non-governmental association of persons and organizations dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for human growth, development and well-being.