Fitness Testing Newsletter: Professional Associations
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For many workers in the Sport Sciences, it is helpful to become accredited or certified with the appropriate professional association. Not only will it give you credibility to your clients, but it can also provide you with opportunity and networks to improve your knowledge and experiences, and to develop your career in your chosen field. There are quite a few professional bodies representing people who work in the sport science field. Here are a few of the major ones around the world. There are probably regional associations or branches of those listed below that will better serve you too.
Which one to Join? Here are just a few
ACSM The American College of Sports Medicine is a professional society producing publications, scientific journals, world class conferences, scientific meetings & roundtables, and certification programs. They are the professional body for a wide range of sport science and sports medicine disciplines.
AAESS The Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science is a professional organization committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports scientists. They provide accreditation for Australian sports scientists, particularly for Exercise Physiologists.
NATA - The National Athletic Trainers' Association is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession.
SMA Sports Medicine Australia is Australia's peak national body for the range of sports medicine and sports science disciplines.
BASES This is the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences, which is concerned with setting, maintaining and enhancing the professional and ethical standards of its members who are actively involved in sport and exercise science. They provide accreditation for individuals as well as Sport Science Laboratories.
ISAK - The main purpose of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry is to maintain an international network of like-minded colleagues working on the standardization of anthropometric techniques and applications. ISAK has defined and approved an international anthropometry accreditation scheme which is used throughout the world to train and accredit people in anthropometry.
NSCA - The National Strength & Conditioning Association is a worldwide authority on strength and conditioning. Through the association, members you have access to the latest research findings, advanced lifting techniques, and up-to-date conditioning practices and injury prevention methods.
ACE - The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity.
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