Future Professional of the Year!

Awards CommitteeAdapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Fitness, Future Professionals, Health, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

Arizona Health and Physical Education would like to announce that Kelly Richardson, Arizona State University and Liberty Arts Academy is the 2023 Future Professional of the Year. This award is part of the Honor and Recognition Awards and will be presented on Wednesday, October 25th at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Congratulations Kelly!

UA legend Ina Gittings is the namesake of Tucson’s Ina Road

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorAdvocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

Jan Cleere Special to the Arizona Daily Star Arriving at the University of Arizona in 1920 as assistant professor of women’s physical education, Ina Gittings claimed she “came to Arizona to teach and find a free environment for my ideas of education. They were ‘advanced’ for my profession and all later accepted as new and valuable.” Born on Jan. 14, …

State Convention Hotel Information

President Lara CoxAdapted Physical Education, Awards, Best Practices, Exhibits, Fitness, Future Professionals, Health, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

Downtown Phoenix has many hotels to choose from. Arizona Health and Physical Education has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Downtown for a discounted rate of $219.00 per night. (Click Here) The Hyatt Regency Downtown is located at 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center West Building. Other Downtown hotel information (Click Here) and all things …

Know Before You Go!

President Lara CoxAdapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Exhibits, Fitness, Future Professionals, Health, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

Below you will find a checklist and links of things that you will need to know before you go to the Arizona Health & Physical Education State Convention Date: The State Convention is on Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th Honor and Recognition Awards: Wednesday, October 25th, 6pm – 9 pm, Children’s Museum of Phoenix (Invitation Only) Location: We …

Dairy Council of Arizona New Manager of Youth Wellness and Nutrition Education

PartnershipAdvocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Exhibits, Future Professionals, Health, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

Tabbie is joining the Dairy Council of Arizona as the new Manager of Youth Wellness and Nutrition Education. I am a registered dietitian who enjoys collaborating with educators and wellness partners to engage youth in nutrition and wellness. I graduated from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in Nutritional Science and I have worked in public health for the …

Board Meeting

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorAwards, Exhibits, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

The Arizona Health and Physical Education Board of Directors is meeting tomorrow, Saturday, July 29th at Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary in Queen Creek to finish planning the 2023 Arizona State Convention. Join us starting at 9 am at the address listed below. Please stay tuned for more announcements regarding the upcoming state convention and other events and activities for the …

2023 Arizona State Convention at a Glance.

President Lara CoxAdapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Health, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, Skill Development, State Convention

This is a first look at the 2023 Arizona State Convention schedule at a Glance. Details and more information will soon follow. There are still a few openings available for presentation. If you are interested, please click on the link below. Thank you. Presentation Proposals Link: (Click Here) Registration (Click Here)  

ASU professor emeritus awarded physical education society’s highest honor

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April 18, 2023Hans Van der Mars, professor emeritus at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, received the 2023 Luther Halsey Gulick Award at the Society of Health and Physical Educators, or SHAPE, America National Convention and Expo on March 30. “The Gulick Award honors an individual who exemplifies the highest standards in accomplishment, innovation and leadership,” said SHAPE …

Anyone know an outstanding educator?

Awards CommitteeAdapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Health, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, Skill Development, State Convention

It is time to nominate outstanding educators for Health and Physical Education Honor and Recognition Awards.  This year, the timeline has changed and we are looking for nominees before the end of school this year. This will help with the overall process when it comes to recognize health and physical educators that are making a difference in Arizona. Eligibility Requirements …