The purpose of the Western Illinois University Athletic Training Student Association (WIU-ATSA) is to broaden the athletic training student's knowledge, to establish public relations, identify job opportunities and to serve as a community service organization. Membership is open to all students enrolled in and applying for admission into the Western Illinois University Athletic Training Education Program.
Western Illinois University's Association of Physical Educators in Kinesiology (APEK) serves as the student professional organization for Physical Education Teacher Education majors within the Kinesiology Department. All Physical Education majors are encouraged to belong. Symbolic of the physical education emblem, APEK's objectives are aimed at furthering scholarship, leadership, service, and the skills of each member through scheduled professional and recreational meetings, special activities and committee work.
The purpose of the exercise science student association is to promote and advocate for wellness and fitness. Students have the opportunity:
- to attend seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibits, related to exercise science, wellness, and fitness.
- to provide educational workshops for the campus and the community.
- to provide organized fitness activities for the campus and the community.
Phi Epsilon Sigma was initiated in the spring of 1978 by a group of women physical education scholars who decided to form an honorary organization for majors and minors. In the Spring semester of 1985, the first men were initiated into this organization. The goals of developing leadership skills, providing service to school and community and achieving scholarship honors are realized through participation in activities and projects for the Kinesiology department, the campus of Western Illinois University, and the community of Macomb. As a member of Phi Epsilon Sigma each student has many opportunities to participate in a variety of projects which fulfill the purpose of the organization and provide avenues for personal growth. Some of these projects include: sponsorship of speakers, Salvation Army bell ringing, volunteer assistance to the Senior and Special Olympics, attending conventions, preparing display cases, and providing a tutorial service for the Department of Kinesiology.
The Sport Management Association offers Sport Management students opportunities for leadership roles, networking, and professional development activities. Students are involved in fundraising activities, traveling to various cities to meet with professionals in the sport industry, and hosting sport management professionals for on-campus lectures.