Professional Development
SHAPE America offers a wide variety of professional development, including standards-based workshops and webinars and timely podcasts and events for P-12 educators, college/university faculty, coaching educators and researchers.
Professional Development

New SHAPE America Workshop
Ideal for educators looking to refine and advance their practice, SHAPE America workshops provide in-person training for preK-12 physical educators and future professionals covering a variety of topics and concentrations.  Here are our latest workshops:
SHAPE America adapted physical activity workshops are customized to meet the needs of particular school districts. Workshop topics include dealing with visual impairments, mobility limitations, autism spectrum disorders, behavior management, and more. 
Get the fundamentals of a skills-based approach to health education. This workshop will focus on developing student proficiency using the National Health Education Standards. These new workshops are designed to help teachers better understand and implement the national standards and grade-level outcomes. Physical Best is a comprehensive health-related fitness education program developed by physical educators for physical educators.

Partner Workshops
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is the national fitness education & assessment program. This 6- hour, in-person workshop provides physical education teachers with the five key elements needed to successfully implement the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

The Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a cutting-edge, all-inclusive professional development resource within the Let's Move! Active Schools framework. 

SHAPE America offers live and recorded webinars for physical educators, health educators sport coaches, PETE and HETE professionals and students, and others with a vested interest in physical education and the health of our nation's children. All SHAPE America webinars are 1 hour long. Participants will earn a certificate of 1.0 contact hour with each webinar they view.

Registration for webinars will open approximately a month in advance of the webinar date. Check this page frequently to see what's open for registration and what's coming up! All live webinars will be recorded and available for purchase in our webinar library.

Join us for "webinar Wednesdays!" Click button below for more information and registration.

Standards-Based Grading in Physical Education
Speaker: Joe McCarthy, Physical Education Teacher, Farmington School District, MN and Wendy Jones, Consultant, Health-Physical Education Collaborative
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Rock the CSPAP: How and Why to Add Climbing to a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program
Speaker: Mertyce Mrvos, Coordinator of Programs &Partnerships, Everlast Climbing (a PlayCore Company)
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Podcast episodes are released the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.


The SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by members Collin Brooks and Matt Pomeroy, offers a great opportunity for professional development!

Each monthly episode of the podcast will feature discussions on a variety of topics relevant to health and physical educators, including interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other leaders in the field. You'll also hear the latest about SHAPE America's initiative, "50 Million Strong by 2029."
Here are some of the Podcast Episodes that you will find:
Keynote Speaker - Chris Waddell - SHAPE America National Convention
SHAPE America National Convention Live Podcast Day #1
An Interview with Koo Koo Kangaroo
The SHAPE America Podcast - Live from the National Convention - Day #2
Interview with Skills Based Health Education Authors Holly Alperin and Sarah Benes

Whether you are in the classroom teaching the next generation of health and physical educators, or conducting research that elevates our profession and leads to classroom solutions, you will find sessions of interest at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.

Jump rope for heart
Learn how you can earn credits when you complete a JUMP ROPE or HOOPS for HEART event. 

SHAPE America is excited to be a managing organization for Let's Move! Active Schools –a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity is the new norm for schools. Let's Move! Active Schools helps schools develop a culture in which physical activity and physical education are valued as fundamental to academic success.

PYFP Logo SHAPE America is proud to be leading the professional development component of this program.The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is the national fitness education and assessment program. The program helps schools achieve excellence in physical education through quality fitness education and assessment practices.

Continuing Education Credits
SHAPE America provides a variety of professional development opportunities with CHES/MCHES credits.