Explore Physical Activity

teens playing basketballSHAPE America believes every child in the United States deserves both a quality physical education and physical activity program. SHAPE America recommends school-age children accumulate at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of physical activity per day while avoiding prolonged periods of inactivity.

SHAPE America supports faculty, students, teachers, fitness trainers, recreation instructors, and community leaders who promote lifelong and inclusive physical activity and recreation.

  • Supports professionals  in adapted physical education with the Adapted Physical Education Assessment Scale (APEAS) resources
  • Serves as the managing partner for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools— an unprecedented collaboration to bring physical activity back to American schools.
  • Offers Bikeology, a ready-to-use bicycle-safety curriculum for physical education teachers and recreation specialists working with students in grades 6-12.