Resources & Publications

SHAPE America offers valuable resources and tools to help you guide your students towards a more healthy and fit lifestyle by implementing quality physical education programming.


 

Resources

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Topic Areas
Concussion

What PE Teachers Should Know About Concussion

It’s important for K-12 physical education teachers to know the common signs and symptoms of concussion, as well as best practices in concussion management and state, local and school concussion policies.

Transgender Inclusion

Educators recognize that a group of students, those who identify as transgender, require our attention to ensure that they have an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of participating in PE in a safe and respectful climate. 

Strategies for RECESS in Schools

Recess helps students to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity that can improve strength and endurance; enhance academic achievement; and increase self-esteem for all children.

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

An approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the nationally-recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

 

Online Tools
Teacher's Toolbox
Hot Topics in Health and PE, Adapted PE, Early Childhood, Elementary PE, Secondary PE, Health Education, Coaching, Research
Download Library
Classroom-ready & teacher-friendly resources you can use right now to help your students on the path to health and physical literacy.
mySHAPE America Community
mySHAPE America Community is a benefit of membership in SHAPE America.

Books & Publications

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

SHAPE America's cornerstone journal, the peer-reviewed JOPERD has been continuously published since 1896. Appealing to practitioners and academics alike, it reaches 12,000+ readers and provides a greater variety of information on health, physical education, recreation, and dance issues than any other publication in the field.

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES)

RQES publishes research in the art and science of human movement that contributes to the knowledge and development of theory either as new information, reviews, substantiation or contradiction of previous findings, or as application of new or improved techniques. RQES also publishes research notes and a dialogue section.

American Journal of Health Education (AJHE)

The only refereed journal of its kind to cover today's health education and health promotion issues head on with timely, substantive, and thought provoking articles for professionals working in medical care facilities, professional preparation, colleges and universities, community and public health agencies, schools, and businesses.

Strategies: A journal for Physical and Sport Educators

Published 6 times a year, Strategies is SHAPE America's popular bimonthly journal which delivers practical ideas, how-to information, and tips for sport and physical educators.

Bestseller
PE Metrics, 3rd Edition

This book aligns with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education, and as a result is a text that you can use with confidence as you help develop physical literacy in your students.

Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education

Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education is a highly practical and useful resource for middle school and high school health educators looking for innovative and tried-and-true ways to implement a skills-based approach to health education.

National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education

This text presents the new National Standards for K-12 Physical Education. It includes new, measurable grade-level outcomes for elementary, middle, and high school students. All outcomes are written to align with the standards and with the intent of fostering lifelong physical activity.

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education—one that will prepare your students for success in school and beyond. You’ll learn practical approaches to putting the contents in action and rely on an array of teaching and assessment strategies.

The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education

The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education helps future teachers prepare to use the teaching for learning approach to K-12 physical education. In line with SHAPE America Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes, this text will aid teachers in acquiring the skills and knowledge they need in order to develop physically literate students.

Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers

Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers will help teachers who might not have specialist training to deliver innovative health education and physical education lessons and concepts into their classrooms. It covers both subjects in one handy resource and is aligned with national health education, physical education, and state-specific academic standards.

Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education

Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education offers expert guidance in implementing lessons and curricula that are aligned with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. The plans are flexible, reflect best practices, and foster the achievement of physical literacy.

Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills 3rd Edition

Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills, Third Edition, shows you how to teach essential motor skills. The skills are aligned with the SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. Each skill is animated to aid learning, and a web resource offers multiple materials to assist in your teaching.

Magazine
Momentum is SHAPE America's member newsletter. Published three times a year, Momentum provides the latest SHAPE America news, people on the move, upcoming conferences and workshops, and new initiatives.
Newsletter
Et Cetera is a weekly email newsletter that disseminates current information from national print and electronic media on a variety of topics relevant to SHAPE America and health and physical educators.
Sponsored Journal
Subscribe to Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (MPEES) for the best research, test reviews, tutorials, commentaries, and discussions of theoretical and methodological issues in measurement and statistics as they apply to physical education and exercise science.
Momentum

Momentum is SHAPE America's member newsletter. Published three times a year, Momentum provides the latest SHAPE America news, people on the move, upcoming conferences and workshops, and new initiatives.

Et Cetera

Et Cetera is a weekly email newsletter that disseminates current information from national print and electronic media on a variety of topics relevant to SHAPE America and health and physical educators.

International Sport Coaching Journal (ISCJ)

ISCJ is a joint venture of SHAPE America and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), published by Human Kinetics. Its mission is to advance the profession of coaching through research articles, informative essays, experiential accounts, and systematic applications.

Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science Journal (MPEES)

Subscribe to Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (MPEES) for the best research, test reviews, tutorials, commentaries, and discussions of theoretical and methodological issues in measurement and statistics as they apply to physical education and exercise science.