E-cigarette Prevention Program, Now Available Free

Matt Mixer, Executive Director News & Events

CATCH My Breath, Youth E-cigarette Prevention Program Best-practice-based youth E-cigarette prevention program targeting ages 11-18 Created in response to a 900% spike in youth E-cigarette use between 2011-15, which made E-cigarettes the most-frequently used tobacco product among youth Divided into 4 sessions lasting 35-40 minutes each Variety of educational strategies used, including: cooperative learning groups, group discussions, goal setting, interviews, …

HANS van der Mars Inducted into the SHAPE America Hall of Fame

Matt Mixer, Executive Director News & Events

Hans van der Mars, Arizona State University and a member of the Arizona Health and Physical Education board of directors was inducted into the SHAPE America Hall of Fame in Nashville on Saturday night! Congratulations Hans and thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do!   #SHAPENashville #azhpe  

Josh Meibos, setting a welcomed high bar for all Health and Physical Education Teachers!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Public Relations

Josh Meibos, a physical-education teacher at Crockett Elementary School in the Balsz School District, Phoenix,  spoke in the Opening General Session of the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention in Nashville.  He is the Arizona Teacher of the Year, (for all subject areas!) Josh is setting a welcomed high bar for all Health and Physical Education Teachers not only in Arizona …

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

Matt Mixer, Executive Director News & Events

Physical fitness has been definitively tied to improved academic achievement and schools are starting to take notice. APPLETON, Wisc. — Middle school students at Kaleidoscope Academy, a district charter school in Appleton, Wisconsin, are constantly moving. Everyone has a physical education class, called “phy-ed” here, at least twice a week. On top of that, there’s a daily lunch break that …

State 48 Social in Nashville

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Executive Director, News & Events

If you are attending the SHAPE America National Convention in Nashville, March 20th through the 24 and you are a member of Arizona Health and Physical Education or an Alumni of one of our colleges or universities in Arizona then you are invited to attend the State 48 Social. It is being held at the City Tap House, 204 3rd Ave …

URGENT/DEADLINE: Please invest 5 minutes NOW for recess bill approval by the legislature!! — just a simple copy/paste!

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Subject:  URGENT/DEADLINE:  Please invest 5 minutes NOW for recess bill approval by the legislature!! — just a simple copy/paste! Our K-5 recess bill SB1083 would restore a 2nd daily recess, at no cost to schools, with maximum local implementation flexibility–while protecting PE.  The bill got out of the Senate 26-3–but the the opposition is misinforming Representatives & trying to gut …

ASU’s Hans van der Mars to be Inducted Into SHAPE America’s Hall of Fame

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

RESTON, VA, March 6, 2018 — SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators announced today that Hans van der Mars, who serves as program director for Arizona State University’s Physical Education Teacher Education Program and its Master’s of Physical Education (M.P.E.) program, will be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame on Friday, March 23, during its 133rd …

Arizona Health & Physical Education Day

Lynn Preble, Past-President Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

The Arizona Diamondbacks, along with Arizona Health and Physical Education, invite you to bring your family and friends to the game on Saturday, May 12 vs. the Washington Nationals. Tickets are specially discounted and a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit Health and Physical Education Programs throughout the state. Purchase a $35 ticket (sections 203-204) and …

Student Wellness Advocacy Team Creates Campus Culture of Health and Wellness at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, News & Events, Public Relations

Homework, grades, standardized tests, college applications…it isn’t surprising that stress can run rampant in any high school community. Chronic stress can lead to unhealthy habits that contribute to obesity – even anxiety and depression. A survey by the American Psychological Association found that nearly half of all teens (45%) said they were stressed by school. Stress is something that must …