Society of Health and Physical Educators is committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, physically active lives. It is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. KAHPERD is a state affiliate by which we collaborate with national partners to support initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Let’s Move! Active Schools and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. Since its founding in 1885, the SHAPE America has defined excellence in health and physical education, and their resources provide the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level —from preschool to university graduate programs.
Approximately 50 million students are currently enrolled in America’s elementary and secondary schools (grades pre–K to 12). SHAPE America wants to ensure that by the time today’s youngest students graduate from high school in 2029, all of America’s young people are empowered to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.
Southern District SHAPE America
SHAPE America is comprised of six regional districts. KAHPERD is a member of Southern District that also serves members in the Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.