Resources

When choosing a fitness professional, it’s important to determine their qualifications and note their licenses and/or certifications. The following are some (not all) of the many certifying and professional membership organizations affiliated with our fitness categories.

Acupuncturists

  • Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM): www.acaom.org
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine National Coalition: www.aomnc.com
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA): www.medicalacupuncture.org
  • American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture: www.aava.org
  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: https://www.aaaomonline.org/
  • American Organization for the Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA): www.aobta.org
  • Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Associations: www.acucouncil.org
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM): www.ccaom.org
  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society: www.ivas.org
  • National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: www.naaom.org
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA): www.acudetox.com
  • National Acupuncture Foundation (NAF)
    Tel: (253) 851-6538; Fax: (253) 851-6883
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM): www.nccaom.org
  • National Sports Acupuncture Association (NSAA)
    Tel: (206) 374-2505; Fax (206) 374-2505
  • Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR): www.acupunctureresearch.org

Chiropractors

CrossFit®

https://www.crossfit.com/

Gyms

Association of Fitness Studios – https://member.afsfitness.com/

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA): http://www.ihrsa.org/

National Independent Health Club Association: http://www.nihca.org/

Health/Wellness Coaches

International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC): http://ichwc.org/

American Council on Exercise

American Fitness Professionals and Associates

Massage Therapists

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

American Massage Therapy Association

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Martial Arts/MMA

National Association of Professional Martial Artists

United States Martial Arts Federation

World Wide Martial Arts Association

International Association of Professional Martial Artists

Nutritionists/Dieticians

National Association of Nutrition Professionals

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Nutrition Association

American College of Nutrition

American Council on Science and Health

American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Dieticians for Professional Integrity

Personal Trainers

National Academy of Sports Medicine

American Council on Exercise

American College of Sports Medicine

National Strength and Conditioning Association

National Federation of Personal Trainers

Physical Therapists

American Physical Therapy Association

The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

Pilates®

Pilates Method Alliance

United States Pilates Association

Yoga

Yoga Alliance

International Association of Yoga Therapists

National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers