The links below include information on topics such sport sociology, sport psychology, sport history, sport management, sport and physical activity, sport and disability, and sport and leisure tourism
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
1900 Association Dr.
Reston, VA 20192-1598
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle. It is designed to provide members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support, and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public.
British Society of Sports History
The British Society of Sport History aims to
Forum for the Analysis of Sport Technology
F.A.S.T. is an international collaboration between universities and scholars, which are renowned for studying sport and technology. The Forum invites governing bodies to embrace its independent advice, which seeks objective decision-making about the appropriateness of new innovations in sport. Where technical committees of governing bodies might be under pressure to base the acceptance of new technologies on the interests of sponsorship and the like, the forum offers a breadth of expertise within sport and technology that is without prejudice save for the practice of any particular sport.
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education
The main purpose of the Council is to serve as an international "umbrella" organisation concerned with the promotion and dissemination of results and findings in the field of sport science and their practical application in cultural and educational contexts. Its aims are to contribute to the awareness of human values inherent in sport and physical activity, to improve health and physical well-being, and to develop physical activity, physical education and sport in all countries to a high level. As an international organisation, it endeavours to bridge the gap between developed and developing countries, and to promote co-operation between scientists and organisations from countries around the world.
International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)
The sociology of sport is internationally represented by the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA, formerly ICSS, founded in 1965), which also publishes the International Review for the Sociology of Sport. This body is a research committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and also an official committee of ICSSPE (the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education).
National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (NAPEHE)
The National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education is an organization for professionals in higher education. Its purpose is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary ideas, concepts, and issues related to the role of physical education in higher education with respect for social, cultural, and personal perspectives.
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport is organized exclusively for educational purposes to promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, and sport, to support and cooperate with local, national and international organizations having the same purposes, and to organize and arrange meetings and issue publications concerning the purpose of the Society. The Society shall recognize and represent all sociological paradigms for the study of play, games, and sport and will promote scholarly activity and exchange among these alternative paradigms and perspectives.
North American Society for Sport History
The purpose of The North American Society for Sport History is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport; to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes. The Society conducts its activities solely for scholarly and literary purposes and not for pecuniary profit.
North American Society for Sport Management
The purpose of the North American Society for Sport Management(NASSM) is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study, research, scholarly writing, and professional development in the area of sport management (broadly interpreted). Members of the Society are concerned about the theoretical and applied aspects of management theory and practice specifically related to sport, exercise, dance, and play as these enterprises are pursued by all sectors of the population. The Society endeavors to support and cooperate with local, regional, national, and international organizations having similar purposes and organizes and administers meetings to promote its purposes.
The Paul Robeson Research Center for Academic and Athletic Prowess
The Paul Robeson Research Center for Academic and Athletic Prowess at the University of Michigan is dedicated to the memory of Paul Robeson, an iconoclast scholar and athlete born April 9, 1898. On the hundredth anniversary of Robeson's birth, this Center was created to challenge the current paradigm by some in the African American community that scholarship and sporting achievement must be separate. The goals of the Robeson Center are to research issues affecting African American student athletes and to emphasize holism in education and athletics. In order to achieve these goals the Center will promote balance by reestablishing the historical perseverance and triumph of early black pioneers in academics and sport. The Center will strive to increase awareness that academic success is a sign of prowess for all student athletes.
Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport and Society
Women's Sports Foundation
Mission and Goals: Our mission is to ensure equal access to participation
and leadership opportunities for all girls and women in sports and fitness.
Considered the leading national organization to advocate for girls and
women in sport, the WSF strives to promote equal access to sport, the
enforcment of Title IX legislation, and fair play.
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