Committees

Every year we select a new team to lead our student and leadership teams. If you would like to join one of these committees, contact Section Chair Carissa Smock for more information. The time commitment varies, but it generally does not exceed 4 hours of service per month. If you cannot commit right now, but would like to learn more you are welcome to join our conference calls. 

Membership Committee
Responsible for increasing Physical Activity Section membership. Do you have ideas on how to grow our membership, or how to retain existing members? Get involved and share your ideas with us!

Policy Committee
Are you a policy expert? Are you intrigued by policy and would like to learn more about its role in advancing physical activity and health? This is the place for you! Every year we submit a proposal to APHA highlighting a physical activity policy priority. We also engage members as activists to support public health legislation. 

Communications Committee
Responsible for all communication activities for the Physical Activity Section. If you like web editing, posting on social media, developing newsletters, or writing articles (i.e., op-ed’s, policy briefs, blogs, etc.), join our committee & share your expertise. 

Program Planning Committee
Reviews physical activity abstract submissions to select poster, oral and panel presentations for the annual meeting. 

Awards Committee
Join the Awards Committee to help identify, nominate and present an award to outstanding student and professional leaders for their innovative physical activity projects.

Social Committee
Do you enjoy planning parties or get-togethers? Every year we plan a breakfast and dinner for our members to connect. We’d love to hear your ideas on how to host a fantastic event that will attract more members.

Research Committee

The research committee is our newest committee and strives to collect information on the research outcomes (published manuscripts, oral or poster presentations) of our section and provide an update on the latest scientific advances realized by its members on a regular basis.

Student Committee:
Students, get involved and enjoy mentorship and leadership opportunities.

For leadership contact information, log into APHA Connect using your member credentials.