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The Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) is a professional education association for teachers, administrators, researchers, coaches, students, and other allied professionals who are actively engaged in and dedicated to the promotion of quality health, physical education, recreation, dance, sport, and allied programming in public and private schools, colleges and universities, and community agencies throughout the state of Indiana.

IAHPERD is an association of more than 1,000 professionals in the Hoosier state. The Association is affiliated with SHAPE America (Society for Health and Physical Education) and the Midwest District of SHAPE America. This affiliation provides a strong national voice for its members on professional and legislative issues and keeps its members and the public aware of professional and legislative developments.

The mission of IAHPERD is to enhance the credibility of the disciplines within our Association through advocacy, professional development, and research-based pedagogies resulting in healthier communities.

Professional Affiliations

  • SHAPE America: Society for Health and Physical Education
  • PE Central