Professional Associations

Many professionals choose to join national associations that offer support and information in their field. For this discussion, you will research and analyze the benefits of a national organization that offers support within the physical education domain. Choose an association to review and discuss how an educator could benefit from the various professional development opportunities, publications, resources, advocacy programs, and events that they offer. Also include an explanation as to why you would or would not choose to become a member of that particular organization.

Visit the SHAPE America (Links to an external site.) page for some examples to help you get started. However, these are not the only associations you may choose from.

Guided Response: Respond to two classmates. Review their organization/association evaluations and comment on how the services and products offered could apply to your current work situation, your future professional opportunities, and your own levels of physical activity and lifestyle choices.