Select Your Membership

Please note that Graduate and Undergraduate Members must select the Student Majors Association as their First Choice Association.


From Murphy to Manteo, members rely on NCAAHPERD-SM for unity, leadership, and career development. Since 1921, we have provided teachers and professionals with an ever-expanding assortment of member services, including advocacy, professional development, research opportunities, scholarships, and much more.

Join NCAAHPERD-SM and enjoy enriching opportunities and career resources including:


As advocates of healthier children, we monitor and support progressive reform of health and physical education policy at the state legislature, keep members informed, and provide ways for teachers and the public to get involved.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

The community of North Carolina AHPERD-SM professionals recognizes excellence each year at our convention. Grants are available for members seeking funding to attend the convention or for research or initiatives in the classroom. Scholarships are available for college students preparing for a career in an AHPERD profession.

Collective Progress with Affiliates and Partners

NCAAHPERD-SM is committed to working in collaborative settings with national SHAPE America affiliates and partner organizations in North Carolina.

Leadership and Unity

NCAAHPERD-SM has a long history and rich network of leadership and unity. Opportunities for AHPERD professionals and educators of all ages to become leaders are available. In addition, the ability to network with a diverse and talented group is many of our members’ favorite benefit.


Members stay informed and engaged year-round with Headlines, a monthly e-newsletter featuring the latest news, new legislation or changes in health and physical education policy, links to online resources/webinars, and much more.

Professional Development

In addition to an annual state convention, we provide several opportunities to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s), while sharpening skills and learning new ones at several professional development events throughout the year.

Scholarly Research

NCAAHPERD-SM’s bi-annual, electronic scholarly research publication, The North Carolina Journal, provides members the perfect opportunity for published, peer-reviewed articles.