Interested in presenting at our Spring Conference?  The deadline to submit a conference proposal form is January 1st.

The Benefits of Membership

ASAHPERD provides two conferences each year, one in the Fall and the other in the Spring.  The conferences focus on the professional development needs of the members.  We offer sessions for health, physical education (elementary, middle, high school and adapted), exercise science, dance, athletics, research, JRFH/HFH, recreation as well as post-secondary sessions.  

Each year ASAHPERD also produces one biannual journal, two newsletters and two conference flyers for their membership.  ASAHPERD offers recognition for outstanding professionals (teachers of the year, health educators, recreation professionals, dance educators, coaches of the year), outstanding students & major’s clubs, outstanding administrators, outstanding lay leaders & service leaders, and outstanding ethnic minority leaders.

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Important Advocacy Updates: 

The bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a flexible block grant program under Title IV, Part A "Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants." This block grant program authorizes activities in three broad areas including providing students with a well-rounded education*, supporting safe and healthy students, and supporting the effective use of technology. Alabama's plan specifies funds may be used for "Implementing programs that support a healthy, active lifestyle (nutritional and physical education)."

Title IV, Part A was funded at $1.1 billion for the 2018-2019 school year; Alabama's estimated share is $16,544,000 giving school districts access to significant funding to support these program areas, which include health education and physical education!

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