Society of Health and Physical Educators is the national organization that serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the nation. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country.
A nation where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives.
To advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport.
We provide programs, resources and advocacy that support an inclusive, active, kinder, and healthier school culture and champion health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs. Our extensive community includes members, advocates and supporters, as well as 51 state affiliate organizations (including the District of Columbia). Together we are working, in and out of schools to prepare every child to lead a healthy, physically active life.
Each year the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo brings together more than 4,000 health and physical educators from around the world — all dedicated to helping young people lead healthy, physically active lives.
Recently, SHAPE America launched a series of Professional Learning Institutes to further bolster professional development opportunities in the physical education and health education community. Partnering with communities across the country, these events provide accessible and timely learning opportunities for educators looking to refine and advance their profession.
SHAPE America PLIs cover a variety of topics and concentrations and are designed for health and physical education professionals, including program administrators, teacher educators, trainers, teachers, and researchers. Join us and connect with your colleagues and other professionals around the world!
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.