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ASAHPERD membership includes professionals and students from all parts of Alabama.  We are teachers, coaches, trainers, future teachers, exercise scientists, recreation and dance educators.  We have a volunteer Board of Directors who meet four times a year to conduct business.


ASAHPERD is very active with advocacy efforts in the state.  We have our own legislative consultant who keeps us up-to-date with the happenings in the legislature.  ASAHPERD is involved with advocating for quality programs with the State Department of Education and the State Board of Education.  As you can see, the WHAT that we do for a volunteer group is exceptional!



ASAHPERD envisions all citizens in Alabama to have the opportunity to enjoy a quality life through knowledge and active participation in healthy lifestyle choices.



ASAHPERD’s Mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles of Alabama citizens through high-quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, sport and exercise science by:

  • providing opportunities for professional growth and development;

  • communicating the importance and value of our profession;

  • encouraging and facilitating research findings to the profession and to the public;

  • developing and evaluating standards and guidelines within the profession;

  • and advocating for quality instruction by working with policymakers across the state.