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  • IAHPERD Convention 2018 +

    Be the Champion

    November 15 - 16, 2018

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All Children Exercising Simultaneously ACES is the idea of New Jersey physical educator, Lenny Saunders. Over 7 million school children from all fifty states and as many as 45 Foreign countries will be exercising simultaneously for a minimum of fifteen minutes. The purpose of ACES is to call attention to the importance of youth fitness in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. The motivation for the students is knowing that children from EVERY state will be participating all over the country with them.

Blue Ribbon Recognition Program A voluntary program to recognize excellent physical education and health programs.

Convention Handouts If you registered for convention, you are entitled to handouts submitted by presenters for the current year and all years past.

ICAPE Illinois Coalition for Adapted Physical Education the Illinois Coalition for Adapted Physical Education is available to serve professionals in the state of Illinois that are providing physical education services to children with disabilities.

Job Postings Come see some of the latest postings for all age categories.

National Board Mentors Find the help you need in completing your National Board Certification.

SHAPE UP ILLINOIS Shape Up Illinois is an annual Physical Education Promotion Day held at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. We encourage schools to apply to demonstrate some of the great physical education activities you do at your school. Selected schools can bring their students to the State Capitol for the day, present their demonstration or activity, and meet with their legislators. There is no better way to show the importance of quality physical education to our policy makers in Springfield!

Student Mentor IAHPERD sponsors a student/mentor program to stimulate the professional development of students and to increase student involvement in the association. Mentors are expected to support and guide the student during early affiliation with IAHPERD. Since first implemented in 1992, over 100 awards have been provided. The student receives $400 and the mentor receives $300. Students from high school and university, including both undergraduate and graduate students, have been recipients.Teacher of the Year for both the Midwest AHPERD and possibly AAHPERD itself.

  • Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance have a partnership with the American Heart Association nationally.

  •  The Illinois Association gets a percentage of the gross money    earned in our state.
  •  Advocacy is a high priority for IAHPERD and AHA at the state level. Both associations are working together to help with efforts for physical education programs in the state.
  • IAHPERD hands out over seventy thousand dollars in grants through the Jump and Hoops money raised.
  • The on-line funding raising format has been upgraded to make it easier to contribute.
  • The prize list and incentives have been restructured to help with the fund raising efforts.
  • The curriculum for the school packages are based on heart health.


In cooperation with:
AAHPERD Joint Projects Committee
American Heart Association

Check out the Outstanding JRFH Coordinators for 2010


  • Pump Up P.E. Trainings +

    professional development program that trains P.E. teachers to implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs in Illinois that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness.
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    The day will provide many other outstanding presentations with a well-rounded program for Physical Education, Health and Driver Education..
    March 2, 2018
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  • Program Enhancement
  • Scholarships
Do you have an idea for your program that will greatly benefit your students but don't have the funds needed for equipment? Apply for an IAHPERD Program Enhancement Grant and you may get the money needed to get your program going? Read More
IAHPERD scholarships that are available for Physical Education, Health Education and Recreation students who qualify. IAHPERD will award five scholarships of $1,500.00 each and one scholarship of $2,000.00 to the student who qualifies as the most outstanding applicant. Read More

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