The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion, dissemination and practical application of results and findings in the field of physical activity for the benefit of populations with disabilities and/or special needs.


NAFAPA is a branch of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), and has a coordinating function with international, national and regional organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, which are concerned with the scientific aspects of adapted physical activity, physical education, rehabilitation therapy, recreation, sport and leisure activities for persons with disabilities or special needs.​

Call for Inclusive Excercise Professionals 

At a global scale, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our daily lives. The UNESCO Chair in "Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness" is mobilizing the global APA community to develop some online videos for home-based exercise for PWD and chronic conditions.

The team is looking for inclusive exercise professionals! Find more information on the following link: 



2020 Call for Abstracts 
The NAFAPA invites abstract submissions for presentation at the NAFAPA Biannual symposium 13 - 15 October 2020 at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The main theme of this meeting is Communities of Practice and will feature a performance by Momentum Choir.
The proposal submission begins on March 19 and ends on April 30, 2020. 
Click here for more Information and abstract submissions
2020 Call for Award Nominations
The NAFAPA offers three awards biannually in conjunction with the NAFAPA symposium.
The application materials for all awards are due April 30, 2020.
  1. The Dale A. Ulrich Leadership Award
  2. The Allen W. Burton New Investigator Award
  3. The Patricia Austin Graduate Student Award
New "Post-doc" position is now posted in the Career Center
The NAFAPA board provides a variety of opportunities to facilitate your future career in the field of APA/APE.
Call for Applications for Student Ambassadors 
The NAFAPA board is requesting applications for student ambassadors.
Board Members
The NAFAPA board is now composed of 10 professional members, including the president, past president, president-elect, secretary, representative to affiliate organizations, and 5 student representatives. 
The NAFAPA board published a revised version of the bylaws. 


2020 NAFAPA Symposium will be held at Brock University, Oct 13 - 15, 2020