who is vtahperd? WE ARE VTAHPERD!


The VTAHPERD organization's mission is to service our professionals and pre-professionals in the fields of health, physical education, recreation and dance by offering information of importance to our members, and sponsoring various events and training throughout the year. We also recognize outstanding educators, future professionals, and community members though our awards program. Our fall conference provides knowledge about exceptional programs, new guidelines, professional development, and services for our members.

Our guidelines for practice are found within the VTAHPERD Constitution.


Contact us for more information, questions, or your comments.

Educators, students, and administrators in the fields of Health Education, Coaching, Adaptive Services, Teacher Training, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance are encouraged to join the association. Yearly dues are kept affordable for our professionals.  Scholarship opportunities for professional development are available to Vermont college student members. By joining this organization you will be able to network both with other professionals in your field and in related fields.

The Vermont Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is a state-level organization serving  these professions.  VTAHPERD is part of the Eastern District Association  which is a regional-level professional organization.

The mission of the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is to enhance the professional growth and development of its members; promote program standards; and serve as a liaison between the Alliance and its members through leadership development and the dissemination of information and educational services.

EDA is composed of the following member states:




New Vermont health education and physical education graduation proficiencies and performance indicators


Guidance document for Health Education


"EAT WELL, PLAY MORE" GRANTS for schools apply by October 31  See the first round of winning schools and ideas here


Back to School Ideas from JR4H


Washers - The new Horseshoes: Listen with member Mike Interlandi on VPR


General Mills Research grants up to $2000 to study physical activity. Application on "GRANTS" page. Apply by 10-31-14


Raise $2,000 or more through your Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart event at your school and receive a one-year FREE JUMP membership to SHAPE America! Click here to find out more.


VTAHPERD Seeking Applicants for Position of Treasurer. Visit the Executive Board page




VTAHPERD Conference at the Killington Grand Hotel.

Thursday & Friday November 13-14, 2014 

Final schedule announced!



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