Convention 2019
November 21 - 22, 2019
Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles, Illinois
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  • Best of the Midwest +


    August 15th


    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI

    SHAPE Michigan is hosting a Teacher Fest workshop with some of the best preseners in the Midwest. You can view the current program by clicking here. If you want to find out more information, then visit their site by clicking here and if you want to register right away, just hit the button below.


Teachers of the Year 2018

Lisha Fee 
Young Professional P.E.

Tara McCarthy        
Adapted P.E.

Adam Metcalf  
Elementary P.E.

Dr. David Malone  
Middle School P.E.

Grants & 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?

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  • Junior and Senior undergraduates are eligible for one of six scholarships.

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  • If you are doing research linked to the K-12 age group and in relation to HPERD, grant opportunities are available

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  • Professional members currently working in the fields of HPERD can apply for a scholarship that will pay for them to attend the annual SHAPE America Conference

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Homepage Articles

Adolescent Mental Health and Well-being

Throughout 2018, the Region 5 Adolescent Health Network partnered with over 25 organizations to host 11 webinars, each with a focus on adolescent mental health and well-being. The webinars featured nearly 40 subject matter experts and a wealth of resources. They are intended for a broad audience of adolescent health and social service providers and others that work with and for young people; information in many may be helpful to caring adults and young people themselves.

The linked PDF document contains links to the webinar recordings, presentation slides, and resources shared throughout the series.

Special thanks to the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators  for posting webinar descriptions and recordings from the 2018 Series on their website here:

June 6, 2019
Governmental Affairs Update

Summer Project Advocacy Project.

One discussion point that was very clear throughout this process is that legislators and school administrators are not aware of what goes on in physical education classes. Many of our policy makers have the perception of PE classes based on their own experiences. In many cases that perception is based on outdated practices. We need to change their paradigm.