Selected Exercise & Fitness Websites
Medline Plus: Exercise & Fitness Information – MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for consumer health information, and is produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library.
American Society of Biomechanics – The ASB encourages and fosters the exchange of information and ideas among biomechanists working in different disciplines and fields of application.
Association for Applied Sports Psychology – The largest sport and exercise psychology professional association in North America, it promotes the extension of theory and research into the field to educate coaches, athletes, parents, exercisers, fitness professionals, and athletic trainers about the psychological aspects of their sport or activity. Site also has a career center link.
National Strength and Conditioning Association – The NSCA supports and disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
American College of Sports Medicine – ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
Shape America – Society of Health and Physical Education Professionals – The largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity who are dedicated to teaching and promoting active, healthy lifestyles.
American Physical Therapy Association – The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system.
Women’s Sports Foundation – Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
Muscle Physiology – Page containing content adaped from Skeletal Muscle Structure, Function, and Plasticity by Richard L. Lieber.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity – Contains various materials promoting regular physical activity to improve overall health and fitness.