The physical education industry, which includes the National Physical Education Association, the National Federation of Teachers, and other national associations, was founded in 1916 as a means of preparing and teaching children for school.
Today, the physical education profession is worth $17 billion.
The National Association of State Physical Education Directors, a trade association, counts more than 1,400 chapters and has more than 200,000 members.
The Association of Physical Education Companies is the largest physical education trade group.
Physical education is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discipline that emphasizes physical activity in classrooms and sports facilities.
Physical educators use physical equipment and training to build strength, stamina, flexibility, and endurance, as well as develop skills for critical thinking and problem solving.
A recent study found that physical education has an overall positive impact on students’ health and academic performance.
The physical sciences also have a significant impact on the physical educators profession, with research showing that physical science education prepares students for future careers in the sciences.
The American Physical Education Society (APES) has chapters in more than 80 states, and many other professional organizations have chapters.
Physical Education Certification (PEC) certification is required for physical education training.
The most common certifications are: APA PEC II, APA Physical Education and Sports Education (APASES), and APES Physical Education (AAPES).
PECs are required by employers for physical educators in the U.S. and abroad.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (PTSM) is the third-largest discipline in the physical ed field, after physical education and physical education equipment.
Physical Therapist (PT) certification has been gaining popularity as the most effective way to ensure safe and effective physical therapy.
The APS has a national certification program for PTs and has endorsed the AAPS PEC program.
In addition, the APES has published certification criteria for PT providers and physical therapists, which are used by the APTS and other certifying organizations.
In 2016, the AAPs Certified Physical Therapists Association (CPTA) published the Physical Therapy Professional Handbook.
Other schools and organizations, including the American Physical Therapy Association, have also issued certifications.
The certification process for PT professionals includes two steps: an APES-approved exam, and an AAPS-approved professional certificate.
The first step, which is typically administered by a certified PT, includes a physical examination, written exam, written test, and/or an assessment of physical skills.
A physical examination is typically conducted in the PT’s home or office and involves a physical therapist who assesses students’ physical condition and is accompanied by a physical exam examiner.
The examiner determines if the student is able to carry out the physical activity at the school level, and if the physical skills are correct for the activity.
A PT’s written exam includes an assessment, as with a written exam.
A professional certificate is required to be obtained by PTs in order to receive PT certification.
The certificate is an independent document that is valid for five years and has a valid expiration date.
Some PT professionals also receive a certification in a specific field of physical therapy, which can be used to verify their competence in physical therapy and physical therapy equipment.
The Professional Physical Therapeutic Education Association (PTHEA) is a trade organization that promotes and administers PTs certification.
PTHEA certification is valid only for PT teachers and their PTs assistants, and it is not transferable.
Certification is not required for PT instructors who are on the job at a PT’s location, or for PT therapists in the classroom.
The PTHA is composed of members of the APPS, AAPES, CPTA, APES, and the PTSM, and is recognized by the American Association of Boards of Physical Therapy (AABPT).
In 2016 the PTHAE issued the PTO’s Physical Therapy Education Handbook, which contains certification criteria and is available to all PTs.
In 2018, the PTPA issued its first PTO-certified certification in physical education, the American College of Sports Medicine-PTSME, which certifies PT instructors and physical trainers.
PTOs certification is a national and international accreditation program that is the foundation of the Physical Education Professional Handbook (PWH).
A PTO certification also establishes an educational credential for PT trainers and physical educators, which may be used in other disciplines.
The College of Physical Science (CPS) has a PTO program that certifies physical educators for teaching and professional development in physical health and physical fitness, among other professions.
In 2017, the CPS issued the Physical Health Education Professional Certification (PHEP) to all teachers, physical educators and physical health educators.
CPS physical educators can earn PTO credentials by completing a PPHEP.
PPHE certification is not the same as certification in the field of PTO.
The CPSP publishes the PPHEE program for physical health professionals, which allows them to