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 nominations for three NAFAPA Awards:
  1. The Dale A. Ulrich Leadership Award
  2. The Allen W. Burton New Investigator Award
  3. The Patricia Austin Graduate Student Award
Application materials for all awards are due April 1st, 2020.
The nomination procedures are described in the attached documents. 
Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the 2022 NAFAPA Research Symposium
The NAFAPA board is seeking expressions of interest to host the 2020 NAFAPA Research Symposium. Expressions of interest must be received by March 1st, 2020.
Please see the attached document for more details.
New "Assistantship" 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. 

Health & Physical Literacy Summit, Feb 11-14, 2020

Hyatt Regency - The Wynfrey Hotel - Birmingham, Alabama


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