National Health Education Standards Task Force

SHAPE America is proud to champion and safeguard the National Health Education Standards, which serve as the foundation for school-based health education programs across the country.

In late 2021, SHAPE America's National Health Education Standards Task Force began the national standards revision process. The task force has been interested in gaining the perspective of HETE faculty/professors, preK-12 school-based health educators and health education stakeholders.

Final Round of Public Review and Comment for the NHES Open Now!


Mark your calendars for the 2024 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Cleveland (March 12-16), where we will launch both sets of national standards!

Previous Announcements

Nadine Marchessault, MEd, NBCT, Co-Chair, Health Education Specialist, Hawaiʻi State Department of Education

Sarah Toth, PhD, MEd, MCHES®, Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Health Science, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Holly Alperin, EdM, MCHES, Program Coordinator & Clinical Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education, University of New Hampshire

Angela Beale-Tawfeeq, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Rowan University, New Jersey

Laurie Bechhofer, MPH, FASHA, HIV/STD Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education

Mary Connolly, Senior Faculty and Program Chair, Skills Based Health/Social Emotional Learning Program, Cambridge College, Massachusetts

Nana Donkor, MSEd, Health Education Instructional Supervisor, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland

Angela Glymph, PhD, Vice President of Programs and Strategic Learning, Peer Health Exchange

Jamie Hurley, Health and Physical Education Principal Consultant, Colorado Department of Education

Michelle Westerling Ireland, MA, MCHES®, Health Education Teacher, Hanover Public Schools, Massachusetts

Kaulana Molina, MS, NBCT, Health Education Practitioner, Hawaiʻi

Amanda Nichols, MEd, Health Education Trainer and Facilitator

Kandice Porter, PhD, MCHES®, Professor of Health Promotion, Kennesaw State University, Georgia

Tilsa Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Supervisor of Health and Physical Education, City School District of New Rochelle, New York

Andrew Snyder, MAT, Education Programs Professional for Health, Physical Education, Nevada Department of Education

Erin N. Sweeney, PhD, MEd, MCHES®, Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education Program, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Leigh Szucs, PhD, CHES, Health Scientist, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Previous Rounds of Public Review and Comment

National Health Education Standards: Town Hall Meetings

  • April 17, 2023: Public Review & Comment (Round 1) >  Watch
  • March 26, 2022: Initial Thoughts From the Field > Watch