Resources & Publications

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


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Jr. NBA Basketball Curricula

Introducing three new PE curriculum resources for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Unified Physical Education

Unified Physical Education provides a unique opportunity for students with and without disabilities to come together through ongoing educational and physical activities, using the power of Special Olympics.

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

SEL has become a critical component of educating today’s youth. SEL is no longer just a classroom lesson but a system-wide framework involving a coordinated approach in classrooms, schools, communities, and family units.

School-Based Employee Wellness

A comprehensive set of programs, policies, benefits, and environmental supports that address various risk factors, including, but not limited to: Lack of physical activity, unhealthy dietary habits, stress management, and tobacco use.

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.
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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.

Intersectionality in Health Education

The concept of intersectionality considers the interconnected nature or overlap of multiple categorizations such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. For Black students already experiencing inequalities, being “Black and . . .” (female, queer, or another marginalized identity) can lead to encounters that further devalue their identities or leave them feeling unseen.

Intersectionality in Health Education seeks to prompt meaningful reflection on the current status of health education and to ultimately result in more equitable practices for all students. It will help health educators identify their implicit biases, examine how intersectionality is affecting Black students, and build classrooms where all students are seen and valued.

Critical Race Studies in Physical Education

Racism is a sickness that permeates every aspect of Black life. But if the events of the past few years have taught us anything, it is that America has a hard time talking about issues that create disparity and inequality for Black people. This inequality extends not just into education but also into physical education. Blacks are stereotyped as physically superior and intellectually deficient. They are marginalized in PE just as they are in other aspects of their lives. Through a series of case studies, Critical Race Studies in Physical Education offers deep insights into the issues that Black students face. The text, geared to undergraduate and graduate PETE students and in-service teachers, does the following: Provides culturally aware teaching strategies that affirm the worth of Black students; amplifies the crucial issues that negatively affect Black students; and addresses the litany of intentional and covert racist practices directed toward Black youth, thus broadening the book’s value beyond the sharing of teaching strategies.

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.

Momentum is SHAPE America's member magazine. Published three times a year, Momentum brings insights and ideas to the health and physical education community, including classroom tips, professional development resources, advocacy news, research updates and more.
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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 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.