Fitness and Training
The Academy of Applied Personal Training Education provides education and certification for fitness professionals.
The American College of Sports Medicine offers fitness and sports medicine professionals continuing education programs, networking and collaboration opportunities, mentoring, and certification.
The American Council on Exercise educates and certifies thousands of health and fitness professionals each year.
4851 Paramount Drive
San Diego, CA 92123-1449
Tel: (888) 825-3636
Tel: (858) 576-6500
Fax: (858) 576-6564
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association offers education, advocacy, meetings and trade shows, publications, and other resources for the health and fitness industry.
The National Academy of Sports Medicine provides information on certification for fitness and sports training.
The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers has a mission to determine entry-level competence of personal trainers to ensure they provide safe and effective personal training programs to the public.
The National Council on Strength and Fitness establishes, assesses, and promotes qualification standards for exercise professionals
5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 60
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: (800) 772-6273
Tel: (305) 255-2111
The National Federation of Professional Trainers offers certification, continuing education, resources, and a blog for professional fitness trainers.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association is a membership organization for elite strength coaches, personal trainers, and health and fitness researchers and educators.
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4000
Tel: (800) 815-6826
Tel: (719) 632-6722
Fax: (719) 632-6367
The Pilates Method Alliance is a professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers.
The Society of Health and Physical Educators provides the leadership, professional development, and advocacy that supports health and physical educators at all levels.
PO Box 225
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
Tel: (800) 213-7193
Tel: (703) 476-3400
Fax: (703) 476-9527
The Cooper Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization that offers education and certification programs to health and fitness professionals and others in related fields.
12330 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230-2237
Tel: (800) 635-7050
Tel: (972) 341-3200
Fax: (972) 341-3227