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.

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  which is a regional-level professional organization.

The mission of the Eastern District of SHAPE-A is to enhance the professional growth and development of its members; promote program standards; and serve as a liaison between SHAPE-A and its members through leadership development and the dissemination of information and educational services.

EDA is composed of the following member states:




Registration open for Oct 7 Walk Bike to School Day


Eastern District Convention Call for Proposals: Deadline Oct 15th


Quality Physical Education on VPR. Listen to the July 2 interview 


Vermont adopts new health and physical education standards


Fit and Healthy Kids Toolkit Available here


Updates from "The Pulse", your AHA Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart resource 


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


Guidance document for Health Education





2015 VTAHPERD Conference at the Killington Grand

November 12, 13


95th Annual Eastern District Conference
Bally’s Resort and Casino May 22-24, 2016 • Atlantic City, NJ





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