Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Exercise Science & Physical Education

A guide to library and internet resources in Exercise Science and Physical Education

Professional Organizations for Exercise Science

Following are links to Professional Organizations related to fields in Exercise Science. Through these organizations you can find educational, networking and job opportunities along with information regarding conferences and meetings:

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Physiological Society (APS)

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Web Resources

Following are links to reputable government and professional organizations:

American Council on Exercise - Certifies fitness professionals and health clubs, and commissions testing of exercise products.

CDC FASTSTATS - The Faststats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

Centers for Disease Control  - The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities.

Healthy People 2020  - Statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Medical Dictionary from MedlinePlus - Medical dictionary

Medlineplus - Information on over 700 health topics written at a layperson's level; medical dictionary; drug information

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - Research and health information on diseases of the kidneys and digestive system.

National Institutes of Health - Website of National Institutes of Health. Information on health topics, grants, research.

NIH Senior Health -webpage on senior health from the National Institutes of Health. - This portal offers government information on diet and nutrition and the ways these relate to specific diseases, physical activity, food safety, and dietary needs of special groups. Also included are statistical data, fact sheets, links to other U.S. government sites.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Overweight and Obesity from The Office of the Surgeon General  - Surgeon General's website with information on nutrition and obesity.

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports  - Government website promoting the benefits of an active lifestyle. Some full text fact sheets and other information is available.