SHAPE America Student Membership

Membership in SHAPE America delivers the best professional development and resources a student needs. You'll be rewarded with renewed confidence and competence in your teaching, a vast network of colleagues online and face-to-face upon which to rely, as well as saving time and money as you advance your career.


Even before you enter your first classroom, you need SHAPE America on your side! Student members select one or more of the idea-packed, peer-reviewed journals designed for all specialties. Content-rich archives of past journal issues are available free to members.

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD) More
Strategies, A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators More
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport More
American Journal of Health Education More

Scholarships & Awards

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship—Awarded to three undergraduate and two graduate students at SHAPE America's National Convention & Exposition held in the spring of each year. More
Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship Masters Level
—Open to a master's level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program. More
Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship—Awarded to an outstanding student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at any four-year university/college. More

Staying Informed

Momentum—A quick read newspaper that covers SHAPE America's news and updates on the latest trends, people on the move, upcoming conferences and workshops. More
Etcetera—SHAPE America's weekly e-newsletter is packed with the latest stories focusing on school-based health education, physical education, physical activity and sport. More
Quest, Measurement in Physical Education & Exercise Science, and the Journal of Sport Sciences are also available to student members free of charge and are in addition to your selected publications. Available through Taylor and Francis Publishing. Log into your membership account and select "view my journals" to access the Taylor and Francis publications.

Sharing and Staying Connected

SHAPE America's Annual Convention & Exposition and District Conferences—SHAPE America conferences are the world's largest gathering of school-based health education, physical education, physical activity and sport professionals and students—an unparalleled professional development opportunity. Whether you're a first-year student or graduating this year, you'll be inspired by your colleagues' experiences and ideas. You'll come away enriched, motivated, and invigorated. SHAPE America student members receive a significant discount on registration. More
SHAPE America's Undergraduate Student Leadership Forum, the Graduate Student Forum and District Leadership Conferences bring together students and young professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities individuals are faced with when starting a career. More
Facebook—"Like us" to follow all posts and happenings here.
Twitter—Follow us on Twitter @SHAPE_America

Preparing for Your Future

Find your first job on CareerLink. Post your resume online, search jobs and get email notifications when new jobs are posted. Other resources include resume building and interview tips. More

A Voice That Matters

Make your voice heard on matters affecting SHAPE America. Student members are eligible to serve as delegates at the SHAPE America National Convention & Exposition. More

Saving Time and Money

Membership Dues Automatic Payment Plan—Renew your SHAPE America membership automatically with your credit card on an annual basis.
GEICO Insurance—Student members receive discounts on home and auto insurance. More
SHAPE America-Sponsored Student Liability—Available through the Forest T. Jones and the Trust for Insuring Educators, take advantage $1 million of coverage for $25/year. Coverage pays all defense costs over and above the limit of liability. More
More Savings! - Don't forget the huge savings SHAPE America student members get on books and other resources, and convention registration!


Download a SHAPE America student membership application here.

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SHAPE America offers $1 Million Student Professional Liability for only $25

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