The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 45,000 international, national, and regional members are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research, to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine in order to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
BioCrossroads is Indiana’s initiative to grow the life sciencesâ€”a public-private collaboration that supports the region’s research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development. BioCrossroads provides funding and support to life science businesses, launches new life science businesses, expands collaboration and partnerships among Indiana’s life sciences institutions, expands science and technology education, and markets Indiana’s life sciences industry.
An organization of colleges and universities, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was established in 1906 in response to the concerns of President Theodore Roosevelt and college administrators about the numerous injuries and deaths occurring in the new sport of college football. The core purpose of the NCAA is to govern athletic competition in a fair, safe, equitable, and sportsman-like manner and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education. Nationally, more than 390,000 student athletes participate in NCAA sports that offer national championships.