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There are a wide variety of professional and scholarly organizations associated with the field of kinesiology and sport studies. Our program's faculty are actively involved in associations that directly relate to their areas of concentration and many of our students become active members while enrolled at EIU. These organizations exist to serve practitioners and scholars in a variety of ways, and KSS students and faculty present original research at the conferences hosted by these associations. The following is a list of valuable professional organizations with which our students and faculty are involved:

  • SHAPE America
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Gatorade Sports Science Institute
  • American Psychology Association - Division 47
  • Association of Applied Sport Psychology
  • College Sport Research Institute
  • Drake Group
  • Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • International Association for the Philosophy of Sport
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • North American Society for Sport History
  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • North American Society for Sport Sociology
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Southern Sport Management Association