Best of

Take a look at these popular articles, blog posts
and resources from 2021!

As 2021 comes to a close, we’ve compiled the most popular resources, articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and videos of the year. If you’re looking for top health and physical education resources, this is a great place to start!

Member Journals
Our four member journals publish over 150 articles in any given volume year. These were the most downloaded in 2021.


American Journal of Health Education (AJHE)
Support Factors and Barriers for Outdoor Learning in Elementary Schools: A Systemic Perspective
Eva Oberle, Megan Zeni, Fritha Munday & Mariana Brussoni

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD)
Making the Most Out of Convention Attendance: Tips and Tricks
Xiaoping Fan, Collin Brooks, Jaimie McMullen, and Kevin Patton

Lift for Life: Exploring Weightlifting as an After-School Program
Victoria El’Azar & Cathy McKay

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES)
Reference Accuracy in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport: A 30-Year Follow-Up to Stull et al. (1991)
Samuel W. Logan


View all 2021 Free Access articles by clicking the links below:


Top 5 Health & PE Resources
Have you seen SHAPE America’s Download Library? It’s filled with classroom ready, teacher-friendly resources — and most of them are free to all! Here are the most-downloaded resources for 2021:



Elementary Poster: National Standards for K-12 Physical Education and Health Education


Secondary Poster: National Standards for K-12 Physical Education and Health Education


10 Tips for Becoming a More Effective Health and PE Teacher


Health Education Youth Empowerment Series


Lesson Plans: Moving With Words & Actions