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 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. Additionally, the organization helped develop and owns the National Health Education Standards.

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 the organization’s newest program — health. moves. minds.® — helps teachers and schools incorporate social and emotional learning so students can thrive physically and emotionally.


SHAPE America Strategic Direction 2023-2026

SHAPE America Strategic Direction 2023 to 2026

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