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Exercise Science Certifications
Sources for Data and Statistics
CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The NCHS is a portal for many sites for health data and statistics. For statistics on diseases and conditions use the NCHS Topics tab to get to FastStats. Surveys such as NHANES are included under the "Data Collection Systems" tab
Health and disease statistics at the regional and state levels.
Youth Risk Behavior Survelliance System (YRBSS)
The YRBSS provides statistics on health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, and measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other priority health-related. Data is available for states and large cities.
National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research
conduct surveillance of catastrophic Injuries and illnesses related to participation in organized sports in the United States at the collegiate, high school, and youth levels of play.
Health People 2020
Physical activity data sets and resources
Other Recommended Websites
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
Resource for information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability, serving persons with physical, sensory and cognitive disability across the lifespan
Health.gov Physical Activity Guidelines
Evidence-based guidelines on physical activity, fitness, and health from the federal governent
Exercise is Medicine
Resources on the global health initiative "Exercise if Medicine" from ACSM
National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP)
Policies, programs, and initiatives from the NPAP Alliance, designed to increase physical activity in all segments of the U.S. population
American Heart Association
Resource for science-based treatment guidelines, news and research about exercise and its relationship to heart disease and stroke
Health People 2020
Physical Activity objectives, interventions baseline and target information and for Healthy People 2020 physical activity