Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor Training – Save the Date!

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

This fun, high energy event is scheduled for October 2 at The Tempe Buttes.  Before you take off for your summer vacation . . . schedule this date in for your Professional Development plans for the 2018-2019 school year. Featured this year will be Danielle from Dance Play with a Pound Workout More information will be sent in the fall.

Super volunteer takes community’s health to heart

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

April 19, 2018 / Debe Campbell, AJP Editorial Assistant A familiar face at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, Rhina Gerhauser in March marked a quarter-century there as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Her motto is, “It’s never too late to start living healthier. And always too soon to stop.” In 2015, she was voted Tucson’s Top Group Fitness Instructor by …

Congratulations Debbie Striker!

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

A big shout out goes out to our very own Debbie Striker for being a Top 25 teacher in Kyrene School District! Superintendent, Dr. Jan Vesly walk into her Physical Education class to present this award. Her willingness to always go above and beyond for Kyrene de la Mirada community and the health and physical education profession is always greatly appreciated. …

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 …

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, 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 …

Teaching the CSPAP Model in PETE Programs

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

By Pamela Hodges Kulinna posted 01-24-2017 10:34 Two common goals of all physical educators are to encourage students to be active for the nationally recommended 60 minutes a day and help them find a lifelong love for physical activity. A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is a recommended approach to getting us there. If we don’t train future physical educators to take the lead …

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 …