Federal Legislative Agenda

114th Congress, 2015-2016

SHAPE America's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport. Advocacy is an essential element in the fulfillment of this mission. By speaking out for the school health and physical education profession, SHAPE America strives to make an impact on the national policy landscape and ensure that health is integrated into all policies.

SHAPE America makes the following recommendations to Congress and the Obama Administration and engages in the below activities to encourage all American children and adults to become "Healthy People – Physically Educated and Physically Active!"

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Health Education and Physical Education as Core Academic Subjects

health and peHealth education and physical education are essential components of a youth's overall education experience and the foundation for lifelong healthy living. In order to ensure all American students are provided with effective instruction in these areas, it is imperative that health education and physical education be designated as core academic subjects in federal education law. Learn more...

Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant Funding

grantsThe only federal funding distributed to schools to support physical education programs is provided through Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) competitive grants. This funding is vital to schools across the country to support curriculum development, professional development and implementation of innovative and effective physical education programs. Learn more...

    

Effective Adapted Physical Education Services

adapted peAdapted physical education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is appropriate for students with a disability. All students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) should receive effective physical education services. Learn more...

Coalitions and Partnerships

partnershipsSHAPE America engages in the below partnerships and coalitions to maximize advocacy and education efforts in support of health education, physical education, physical activity, nutrition, youth sport, coaching education, gender equity and inclusive programs. Learn more...