Higher Education Professionals

This section of the Back-to-School Center is for Higher Education professionals. Whether you are looking for publications, professional development opportunities, lesson plans or some spirit wear, SHAPE America has what you need for when you go back to school.


Learn about the National Standards for Initial PE Teacher Education and Advanced PE Teacher Education as well as other resources for beginning physical education teachers.

Professional Development

Become a Physical Best Specialists or Instructor, incorporate the resources and content of the Specialist workshop into your coursework, and offer your students the option to be certified as Physical Best Specialists.

Lesson Plans

Find lesson plans and instructional framework ready to be used in your professional preparation classes.


Check out our grant opportunities for research grants in your field.