Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology Founded in 1986, the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) has emerged as the largest applied sport, exercise, and health psychology organization in the world. Founding President, John M. Silva, established AAASP to promote the science and practice of sport (exercise and health)
psychology, while providing an opportunity for individuals to share information
related to theory development, research, and the provisions of psychological
services to consumers.
Three focus areas—Health Psychology, Performance Enhancement/Interventions, and Social Psychology—were established within AAASP to provide a broad foundation to examine issues related to the science and practice of sport.
Shape America (Formerly AAHPERD) Shape America 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.
Shape America is an alliance of six national associations and six district associations and 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.