The American Council on Exercise® (ACE®) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting active, healthy lifestyles and their positive effects on the mind, body and spirit. ACE pledges to enable all segments of society to enjoy the benefits of physical activity and to protect the public against unqualified fitness professionals and unsafe or ineffective fitness products, programs and trends. ACE accomplishes this mission by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness instructors and through ongoing public education regarding scientifically sound health and fitness practices.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The President's Challenge is a physical activity/fitness awards program of the PCPFS. During a school year more than 4.2 million awards are distributed. Have your students perform exercises that build strength, endurance and flexibility as well as motivate students to adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles. If they're between ages 6 and 17, they're eligible to meet the President's Challenge! Your students can join the over 65 million award-winners since we started the school-based program back in 1966.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Food and Nutrition Information Center
(FNIC is one of several information centers at the National Agricultural Library. Includes dietary guidelines.)
USDA: Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Melpomene Institute: Founded in 1982, it helps girls and women of all ages link physical activity and health through research, publication, and education.
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America: "As the world's largest fitness educator, AFAA has certified more than 135,000 fitness instructors from 73 countries. ...AFAA produces a wide variety of educational materials, including American Fitness magazine, textbooks, reference manuals, and videos."
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: The national medical society representing 5,600 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation."
American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: "...AAHPERD, through its six national and six district associations along with the Research Consortium, promotes and supports creative and health-enhancing lifestyles to ensure quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport, and to provide members with professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and professional practices. AAHPERD's six National Associations are: American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness (AAALF) American Association for Health Education (AAHE) American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR) National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) National Dance Association (NDA)."
American Physical Therapy Association: "The American Physical Therapy Association is a national, professional organization representing more than 75,000 members. APTA's goal is to foster advancement in physical therapy practice, research, and education."
Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research: "As a nonprofit research organization, The Cooper Institute is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationship between living habits and health and to providing leadership in implementing these concepts to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals.... The Cooper Institute conducts research in epidemiology, exercise physiology, behavior change, hypertension, children's health issues, obesity, nutrition, aging, and other health issues."
National Athletic Trainers Association: "The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing health care for the physically active through funding and support of research and education."
National Collegiate Athletic Association
"Through the NCAA, member colleges consider any athletics problem that has crossed regional or conference lines and has become national in character. The Association strives to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body."
National Recreation and Park Association: "To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people."
United States Olympic Committee: "USOC Online offers information about the various sports in the Olympic Family; the past, present and future athletes of the Games; and the structure of the USOC."
Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture
ERIC Clearinghouse on Health, PE, Recreation, & Dance
Exercise and Sport Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 47)
PE Central: the Website for Physical Education Teachers -- coaching, lesson plans, etc.
Sports Media: Physical Education & Sports for Everyone: "Sports Media wants to unite and inspire people who are interested in Sports and Physical Education. We provide a quality platform where athletes, coaches, teachers, students and instructors are able to exchange their bright ideas about PE and Sports. But we do not exclude non-professionals!"
SportScience: a Peer-Reviewed Site for Sport Research
Child and Family Health: From Tufts University, a collection of website resources dedicated to physical fitness and health.
CDC sponsored interactive site for kids
Background on the national Youth Media campaign
CDC youth media campaign site for kids
CDC youth media site for parents
Team Nutrition site for parents, kids, teachers, food service staff
Information on safe walking and biking
Federal health and human services
interactive site for parents and kids
activity lists, puzzles and games
The national site related to the May 15th event
U.S. Government site dealing with the science of nutrition
2006 New Jersey Obesity Prevention Action Plan
Healthy New Jersey 2010
Jump Start Your Bones
New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance