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    November 15 - 16, 2018

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The purposes of the Association are:

I. to facilitate cooperation, promote human welfare and improve the effectiveness of health, physical education, recreation and dance programs,

II. to encourage and disseminate research,

III. to assist in the promotion, implementation and ongoing evaluation of professional standards for personnel and programs,

IV. to promote, sponsor, and/or conduct professional meetings,

V. to provide informational services through a variety of publications, media services and professional meetings,

VI. to provide representation and services to district and national associations,

VII. to cooperate with other professional groups having similar interests for the development of quality programs in health, physical education, recreation and dance,

VIII. to facilitate and encourage programs in public information and marketing,

IX. to provide opportunities for professional and personal growth.

X. to represent the interests of school children, their parents and their teachers regarding legislation which affects the quality of students’ physical health and well-being.

Organizations with a similar mission and purpose may seek the use of the name and logo of IAHPERD and the privilege of its support to promote their program and plans.  The granting of such support and encouragement should not be interpreted as endorsement for it is difficult to maintain quality control, compliance and accountability for the projected purposes of such projects.  The affiliate or sponsoring organization must assume accountability for compliance and quality control.  The name and logo of the Association are a reflection of the value of well-being and education in life and society, not a symbol of merit of any individual, product or enterprise organizing such activities.


January 27 Convention Policy & Procedures
Pheasant Run Resort
10:00 AM
February 8 Executive Board
Convention Planning
7:30 PM
Following EB
February 9 Leadership Conference
Representative Assembly
8:30 AM
3:00 PM
February 10 Student Leadership Conference 8:30 AM
February 28

Shape-Up Illinois

8:00 AM
March 9 Midstate Conference
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
8:00 AM
March 20 - 24 SHAPE Convention
Nashville, TN
April 20 Convention Planning
Pheasant Run Resort
Deadline for Reservations is 3/20/2018
7:30 PM
April 21 Executive Board
Pheasant Run Resort
Deadline for Reservations is 3/20/2018
8:30 AM
August 3 Convention Planning
Pheasant Run Resort
Deadline for Reservations is 7/3/2018
2:00 PM
August 4 Executive Board
Pheasant Run Resort
Deadline for Reservations is 7/3/2018
8:30 AM
November 15 - November 16 IAHPERD State Convention
Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL
8:30 AM
November 14 Executive Board 7:00 PM
November 17 Representative Assembly- Voting 8:30 AM
November 17 Executive Board 11:00 AM

Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60171
Telephone (800) 999-3319


Members of the Association may use the Association name in the following manner:

  • on a personal resume
  • when speaking or presenting a program on topics related to total well-being
  • in conjunction with an Association member’s title on educational programs for conference and workshops when the subject will relate to his/her particular area of expertise as a member of the Association
  • in conjunction with any work directly associated with the activities of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

The Association’s name may not be used in the following ways without a specific request being submitted, reviewed and approved by the Executive Board at a regularly scheduled meeting.

  • in conjunction with any individual member’s ability to realize a personal profit through the sale of equipment or services related to total well-being;
  • as it would relate to creating the impression in the minds of the public that this Association has endorsed a product or a service to be sold for an individual’s or organization’s profit or personal gain;
  • as it would appear to create in the minds of the public the impression that this Association may in some way realize a portion or percentage of the funds received from the product or service;
  • as it may create an attitude in the public sector that an individual Association member is licensed by or considered to be an expert by this Association in the provision of a service or product. Some testing service would have to be established to show that the individual has the proper training and educational background to be considered an expert in his/her chosen field if the Association was to consider utilizing its name in this manner.


  • 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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