Professional Organizations

Professional organizations

OrganizationAbbreviationWebsite
Association of College Unions International ACUI  http://www.acui.org/
Association of Experiential Educators AEE http://www.aee.org/
American Camping Association ACA http://www.acacamps.org/
American College of Sports Medicine ACSM  http://www.acsm.org/ 
Leave No Trace LNT http://www.lnt.org/
National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification NCTRC http://www.nctrc.org/
National Recreation and Park Association NRPA http://www.nrpa.org/
National Intramural Recreation and Sports Association NIRSA  http://www.nirsa.org/
Resort and Commercial Recreation Association RCRA http://www.rcra.org/
Wilderness Education Association WEA http://www.weainfo.org/

Career and internship opportunities

OrganizationAbbreviationWebsite
American Camping Association ACA http://www.acacamps.org/jobs/
Recreation Therapy Directory TRD http://www.recreationtherapy.com/rt.htm
Student Conservation Association SCA http://www.thesca.org/

State recreation and parks associations

OrganizationAbbreviationWebsite
Missouri Parks and Recreation Association MPRA http://www.mopark.org/
National and State Affiliates of National Recreation and Park Association (lists all state organizations) NRPA http://www.nrpa.org/stateassociations/