The Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists (KIPS) is currently developing its personal trainer program. Once the personal trainer program has been completed, KIPS will actively review the current organizations for accreditation and apply.
The KIPS is a proud member of the Youth Sports Safety Alliance (YSSA). Convened in 2009 by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance is comprised of nearly 290 members ranging from parent advocate groups, research institutions, professional associations, health care organizations, and youth sports leagues. YSSA has one goal; make America’s sports programs safer for young adults.
YSSA has created a National Action Plan to give specific guidance to policymakers about the steps that will accomplish that goal. Organized sports bring health benefits to children but the lure of college scholarship or a future professional sports career may tempt kids to ignore pain and injuries, with the result of lifelong injuries or even worse. To protect one of America’s most treasured traditions – amateur and professional sports – we must also assure that they are played safely and that when inevitable injuries do occur, someone knows what to do.
Safety measures are not costly when compared with the tens of thousands – even hundreds of thousands – of dollars spent on sporting events. The investment in a healthy future for student athletes will pay dividends in better students, reduced medical bill and lives free from pain.
The KIPS is a proud member of the The Medical Fitness Network (MFN). The MFN is a free online resource directory for people to locate fitness & allied healthcare professionals who provide services for those with chronic disease/medical conditions, including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Autism, Cancer, Diabetes, Disabilities Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Mental Health Challenges, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis, Respiratory Disease, Stroke and women’s health issues including pre & postpartum care.
The MFN believes that exercise is valuable for those with chronic health & medical conditions. Developing a plan for a regular exercise & wellness program can be difficult for these people; The MFN mission is to improve the quality of life for those with chronic disease, medical conditions, have disabilities or who need pre or postnatal care help by connecting them to fitness & healthcare professionals with an interest and background in the treatment and rehabilitation of various diseases and medical conditions.
The MFN donates its services as a national database management company to medical and health organizations that do not offer resources for locating fitness & allied healthcare professionals with a background in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
The KIPS is a proud member of the National Coalition for the Promotion of Physical Activity (NCPPA). The Coalition is comprised of thought leaders from national health organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, International Health Racquet and Sports Club Association, National Athletic Training Association and other highly respected organizations. With advisory guidance from the CDC and the President’s Council on Physical Activity, the collective functions with a mission to increase physical activity and awareness. Located in Washington D.C., the Coalition is focused on driving policy to improve access and participation in physical activity for all Americans.