American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation

About the Organization:

The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting creative and active lifestyles through meaningful physical activity, recreation and fitness experiences across the lifespan with particular focus on community-based programs.

The association is comprised of a diverse membership of professionals in education and community/agency programs of physical activity and recreation. AAPAR seeks to increase public awareness and support for lifelong physical activity and recreation programs through continuing education for professionals conducting programs across the lifespan. Our main purpose is to serve professionals by disseminating guidelines, standards of practice and providing continuing education based on evidence-based research.

AAPAR provides resources and an accessible forum for discussion and healthy debate on a spectrum of activity-related disciplines.

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