Fitness and Wellness / Recreation Organizations:
PhilaU is proud to be a host site for AFAA. Our students are offered the opportunity to attend workshops and become certified at no cost (first 2 to register per workshop - additional students at $25 discount).
"AFAA is the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 250,000 certifications to fitness professionals from more than 73 countries around the world. Each year, health clubs and studios host over 2,500 educational workshops across the nation. AFAA provides a comprehensive written and practical examination accredited by Vital Research. AFAA is proud to be granted affiliate status with the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE) and is a member of the National Organization of Competency Assurance (NOCA). AFAA also applied for an additional accreditation through an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the US Department of Education, meeting IHRSA's 2005 recommendation on accreditation for fitness certification organizations."
"The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. It is America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals."
"International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association. is a trade association serving the health and fitness club industry. IHRSA's mission is to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful."
"NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports. NIRSA was established in 1950, when Dr. William Wasson convened a meeting of 22 African-American men and women from 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities at Dillard University in New Orleans.
Headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon, NIRSA now includes nearly 4,000 highly trained professional, student and associate members throughout the United States, Canada and other countries. Serving an estimated 5.5 million students who regularly participate in campus recreational sports programs, NIRSA members are actively engaged in many areas of campus life: student leadership, development, and personnel management; wellness and fitness programs; intramural sports; sport clubs; recreation facility operations; outdoor recreation; informal recreation; and aquatic programs."
"The Manayunk Sport & Social Club in Philadelphia organizes events from co-ed football leagues to coed dart leagues. Many leagues in and around the Philadelphia area are high-level competitive sports leagues that omit most individuals who are not as highly skilled. Although MSSC has leagues that offer outlets for competitive individuals, our concentration is on the individual who is looking for a enjoyable relaxed experience. Manayunk Sport & Social Club is designed to offer an outlet for both entertainment and sport in the city of Philadelphia. It allows members to engage in extracurricular activities while develop professional and social relationships with new people. It is founded on our fundamental theory that life isn't just all work; there is time for play."
"The MSSC offers you the ability to register for Philadelphia's most popular coed sports and social events as a team or as an individual. We have an unparalleled membership service and member benefits, a wide variety of team sports and activities and that are all located in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our coed leagues have expanded and are bigger than ever. The fun you will have at our parties and social events are unmeasurable and unforgettable. Contact us if you're interested in joining the biggest and best coed league in Philly or if you would like more information. Manayunk Sport & Social prides itself on being accessible to everyone in the Philadelphia area. The membership is free- absolutely free,although we have the lowest team and individual fees that entitle you to play a sport and receive special offers such: your scheduled games, a complimentary beverage at our sponsor bar, and a 2 hour banquet for your team! At every game, there will be an activities coordinator ensuring that everything goes as planned. We also realize how busy your life is and that is why we offer accommodated scheduling for all of our sports."