Rights and Responsibilities of Member: Anyone who is committed to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society, is willing to adhere to the ethical codes of the Society,agrees to carry out obligations and responsibilities of the Society if any, and pays membership dues, shall be eligible for membership regardless his/her gender, age, physical and mental ability, national origins, religion, and/or sexual orientation. Active individual member shall have all rights in and claim upon the Society and its property, and shall have the right to vote and to be voted on for the official office of the Society.
Types of Membership: Membership of the Society shall include regular member, lifetime member, student member, and honorary member.
a. Regular member: An individual who is professionally and regularly engaging in research, teaching, or professional service in either an educational institution or a professional entity related to health, physical activity, and/or allied areas, and pays membership dues on time shall be qualified as a regular member of the Society.
b. Lifetime member: An individual who is qualified as a regular member and has paid for lifetime membership dues shall be qualified as a lifetime member of the Society.
c. Student member: An individual who is currently a full or part time college student with effective student identification (ID) in health and physical activity and/or allied areas, and pays student membership dues, shall be qualified as a student member of the Society.
d. Honorary member: An individual, who has provided exceptional service to the Society or has made notable contributions to the field of health, physical activity, and/or allied areas, shall be qualified as an honorary member after identified and nominated by the Nominating and Credential Committee and approved by the Executive Council of the Society. An honorary member is waived membership dues, has privileges and rights as a regular member of the Society (except for holding office in the Executive Council), and is granted a lifetime term of membership.
e. Membership dues: Dues for membership (regular and student) shall be paid annually according to the rate set forth and updated by the Treasurer and the Executive Council except for a lifetime member who has paid the one-time dues, and an honorary member.