Who We Are
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators envisions a nation where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives.
As the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals, SHAPE America works with its 50 state affiliates and national partners to support initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Active Schools and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in health and physical education, and our resources provide the leadership, professional development and advocacy that advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, sport and dance.
About 50 Million Strong
50 Million Strong by 2029 is SHAPE America’s commitment to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective and health and physical education programs.
We believe that through effective teaching, health and physical educators can help students develop the ability and confidence to be physically active and make healthy choices. As educators, our guidance can also help foster their desire to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle in the years to come. It’s a simple, but powerful belief that drives and unites us as an organization.
Moving Ideas Into Action
50 Million Strong is a call to action for all of America’s health and physical educators to unite and focus on a common purpose — getting all of the nation’s children physically active, enthusiastic and committed to making healthy lifestyle choices.
Champions Around the Country
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