Professional Organizations & Licensing Boards

American College Sports Medicine

ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

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.

American Psychological Association-Division 47

Division 47 represents the field of exercise and sport psychology; an interdisciplinary specialization that cuts across psychology and the sport sciences. For students, we provide support, networking opportunities, mentoring and information about how to become a competent and ethical exercise and sport psychology professional.

Clinical Exercise Physiology Association

CEPA originates as an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). As an affiliate society, CEPA is autonomous, but operates with administrative support from ACSM. CEPA, along with ACSM, is committed to the development of CEPA as an independent, self-sufficient professional organization.

Center for Diease Control and Prevention

The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

National Athletic Trainers' Association

The mission of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.

NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport and wellness by providing education and developmental opportunities, generating and sharing knowledge and promoting networking and growth for our members.

National Strength and Conditioning Association

NSCA is a worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Oregon Education Association

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union that represents about 45,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs.

Society of Health and Physical Educators

SHAPE America is 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.

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission was established in 1965 to maintain and improve performance in the education profession by approving teacher preparation programs offered by Oregon colleges and universities; by licensing teachers, administrators and other personnel employed in Oregon schools; and by taking disciplinary actions when educators commit crimes or violate Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance.

Wellness Council of America

As one of the nation’s premier resources for workplace wellness, the mission of WELCOA is to serve business leaders, workplace wellness practitioners, public health professionals and consultants of all kinds by:

  • Promoting membership;
  • Producing leading-edge workplace wellness publications and health information;
  • Conducting trainings that help workplace wellness professionals create and sustain results-oriented wellness programs;
  • Creating resources that promote healthier lifestyles for all working Americans.