Professional Development
SHAPE America offers a wide variety of professional development, including standards-based workshops and webinars and timely podcasts and events for P-12 educators, college/university faculty, coaching educators and researchers.
New SHAPE America Workshop
Ideal for educators looking to refine and advance their practice, SHAPE America workshops provide in-person training for preK-12 physical educators and future professionals covering a variety of topics and concentrations.  Here are our latest workshops:

SHAPE America adapted physical activity workshops are customized to meet the needs of particular school districts. Workshop topics include dealing with visual impairments, mobility limitations, autism spectrum disorders, behavior management, and more.

Get the fundamentals of a skills-based approach to health education. This workshop will focus on developing student proficiency using the National Health Education Standards.

These new workshops are designed to help teachers better understand and implement the national standards and grade-level outcomes.

Physical Best is a comprehensive health-related fitness education program developed by physical educators for physical educators.


The first of its kind, the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a cutting-edge, all-inclusive professional development resource within the Active Schools framework.

SHAPE America offers recorded webinars for physical educators, health educators, sport coaches, PETE and HETE professionals and students, and others with a vested interest in physical education and the health of our nation's children. All SHAPE America webinars are 1 hour long. Participants will earn a certificate of 1.0 contact hour with each webinar they view.

Check this page frequently to see what's coming up! All webinars will be recorded and available for purchase in our webinar library.

Be a Health Literacy Superhero
Presenters: Kimberly Ohara-Borowski, Health Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Intended Audience: K-12 (Secondary Focus)
Date: Register and watch this recorded webinar starting October 10, 2018

The SHAPE America Podcast Intro. 50 Million Strong by 2029

The SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by members Collin Brooks, Matt Pomeroy, and Stephanie Sandino, offers a great opportunity for professional development!

Each monthly episode of the podcast will feature discussions on a variety of topics relevant to health and physical educators, including interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other leaders in the field. You'll also hear the latest about SHAPE America's initiative, "50 Million Strong by 2029."
Whether you are in the classroom teaching the next generation of health and physical educators, or conducting research that elevates our profession and leads to classroom solutions, you will find sessions of interest at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.
The purpose of Fellow status is to promote scholarship as an integral component of SHAPE America

Continuing Education Credits
SHAPE America provides a variety of professional development opportunities with CHES/MCHES credits.