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Physical Ed, Kinesiology & Exercise Science: On the Web


National Center for Health Statistics 
The National Center for Health Statistics website is a compilation of statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of people.  Data is collected from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing.


AAHPERD: American Alliance for Health, Physical Educaiton, Recreation and Dance 
"AAHPERD's mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles." note: Professional Publications - American Journal of Health Education; Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD); Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators; Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES); International Sport C
AAPM&R: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
"The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation serves it member physicians by advancing the specialty of physical  medicine and rehabilitation, promoting excellence in physiatric practice, and advocating on public policy issues related to persons with diabling conditions." note: Professional Publication - PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation
ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine 
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world and is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical application of exercise science and sports medicine.
note: Professional Publications - Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews; Current Sports Medicine Reports; and ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 
"The American Occupational Therapy Association advances the quality, availability, use, and support of cccupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on the behalf of its members and the public." note: Professional Publications - American Journal of Occupational Therapy and OT Practice Magazine
APTA: American Physical Therapy Association 
APTA's goal is " to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and educaiton." note:Professional Publications - Physical Therapy and PT in Motion
NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine 
NASM's mission is "to provide health and fitness professionals with the best evidence-based education and systems."
NASPEM: North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine 
The mission of NASPEM is "to promote exercise science, physical activity and fitness in the health and medical care of children and adolescents." 
NATA: National Athletic Trainers Association 
"The mission of NATA is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession." note: Professional Publications - Athletic Training Education Journal and Journal of Athletic Training
NHESA: National Health and Exercise Science Association 
"The mission of NHESA is to increase participation in proactive health through promotion and recognition in all areas of health and exercise science."
NSCA: National Strength and Conditioning Association 
NSCA is considered a worldwide authority on strength and condition.  Their mission is to " and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness." note: Professional Publications - Strength and Conditioning Journal; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; and Performance Training Journal
Women's Sports Foundation 
"The Women's Sports Foundation...advocates for equality, eduates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women." 

Web Sites

"Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers Abouts Herbs database is a tool for the public as well as healthcare professionals to help in figuring out the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements." Exercise Prescription (Exercise Prescription on the Internet) is a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast featuring comprehensive exercise libraries, fitness assessment calculators, and reference articles.
Gatorade Sports Science Institute 
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science.  GSSI scientists study the effects of nutrition on the human body before, during and after exercise.
PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database 
PEDro, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, is a free database of over 25,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
USADA: United States Anti-Doping Agency 
USADA has worked to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport and protect the rights of athletes in the Olympic & Paralympic movement in the United States.  It is the national anti-doping organization for the Olympic movement in the US.

Legal Issues

Sports and Entertainment Law Insider  "...latest and breaking news in the sports and entertainment world; managed by the Goldberg Segalla Sports and Entertainment Practice Group"

FindLaw  " legal information on the Internet"

Government Resources

FDA approved innovator and generic drugs and therapeutic products
Fitness and Sports Nutrition (National Agricultural Library) 
A variety of fitness and sports nutrition topics and resources from organizations and institutes that specialize in sports medicine and exercise science research.
Information for 68,000+ drugs 
Online access to government information of food and human nutrition for consumers.
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition 
The mission of the Council is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference 
Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods; search by food item, group, or list.