Fitness Resources

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Campus Walking/Jogging Paths

This map (click here for map) features four paths around campus of varying mileage to help you get outside, stay fit, and enjoy the beautiful UNT campus!

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General Nutrition Health

The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. CNPP is an agency of USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

One size doesn't fit all. can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  They can give you tips on healthy eating, nutrition information for all ages and healthy fitness tips as well. is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.

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General Heart Health

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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General Fitness Health

Much more than a slogan, the American College of Sports Medicine puts into practice its strategic efforts to advancing the health of all. As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members. ACSM's Mission Statement reflects this goal: The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.

The American Council on Exercise is the largest nonprofit fitness certification and education provider in the world. Widely recognized as "America's Authority on Fitness®," ACE® continually sets standards and protects the public against unqualified fitness professionals and unsafe or ineffective fitness products, programs and trends.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings. Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal - the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

To promote kinesiotherapy and improve recognition of the profession through the pursuit of legislation and public relations. The AKTA will serve the interests of its members and will work to enhance the standard of care provided by Kinesiotherapists through educational opportunities.

The mission of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) mission is to promote and support creative and healthy lifestyles through high quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport, that increase knowledge, improve skills, and encourage sound professional practices.

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General Personal Health

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.

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