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

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Honoring Free Membership for JRFH/HFH Coordinatiors for 2017-2018 school year.

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Executive Director, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

On July 1, 2018, the Joint Project partnership between SHAPE America, its 51 state affiliate organizations, and the American Heart Association will conclude. Although the time has come for this partnership to end, we remain committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to help students live their best life through effective health and physical education. We …

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 …

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 …

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 …

THE SAFE SPORT ACT IS A PROMISE TO THE FUTURE OF OUR YOUNG ATHLETES

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Executive Director, Future Professionals, News & Events, Public Relations

On February 14, 2018, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law. Most notably, the law mandates that national governing bodies report sexual abuse allegations to local law enforcement and sanctions the U.S. Center for SafeSport to ensure compliance and investigate complaints. We applaud the bravery of all the athletes who have spoken …

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 …

2018 SHAPE America College Bowl!

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

Attention Future Professionals attending the Nashville Convention!  Participate in the SHAPE America College Bowl! In Jeopardy-style, undergraduate/post-baccalaureate teams of 1-3 students from colleges and universities will come together for a friendly, yet competitive battle of the minds! Spectators are welcome and are encouraged to cheer on your students/friends, root for your alma mater, and test your own ability to answer the …

NFL FLAG-In-Schools Curriculum Comes to Life with New Easy-to-Use Online Training Modules

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals, News & Events

The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 have teamed with SHAPE America to develop a new NFL FLAG-In-Schools online training course for health and physical educators. Designed for use in grades 3-8, these activities align with SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (PE), and are easy to integrate into existing PE …

What Is Physical Literacy And Why Does It Matter?

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals

What Is Physical Literacy And Why Does It Matter? BY TED TEMERTZOGLOU, @LIFEISATHLETIC Physical literacy is no different than other aspects of literacy. Kids aren’t born physically literate—just like they aren’t born knowing how to read or count. As a parent myself, I know you’re likely familiar with the terms “literacy” and “numeracy”. School boards across Canada have prioritized literacy and …