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: 



***Postpone the NAFAPA 2020 Symposium***
The Symposium organizers and Board members unanimously agreed to postpone the NAFAPA 2020 Symposium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having to cancel the 2020 Symposium, NAFAPA's mission is as important as ever. In the short term, the board members will discuss and update the details of moving forward. 
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. 

There is no upcoming event at this moment