About SHAPE America

Health and PE Teachers Prepare Students
to Live Their Best Life.

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the United States. The organization’s extensive community includes a diverse membership of health and physical educators, as well as advocates, supporters, and 50+ state affiliate organizations.

Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in school-based health education and physical education. For decades, SHAPE America’s National Standards for K-12 Physical Education  have served as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. The organization also collaboratively developed and owns the National Health Education Standards which provide the framework for effective skills-based health education instruction for all K-12 students.

Our Vision

A nation where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives.

Our Mission

To advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport.


SHAPE America provides programs, resources and advocacy that support an inclusive, active and healthier school culture — and our health. moves. minds.® Fundraiser brings together the lessons, activities, and community-building ideas that help students live their best life.


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