What We Do. . .

NC SHAPE provides several enriching opportunities and career resources for members, 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 and Grants

The community of North Carolina health, physical education, recreation, dance, athletics, and sport management (HPERDA-SM) professionals support each other in several ways. Each association recognizes excellence each year at the convention. Our Friends Foundation provides grants for members seeking funding for research or initiatives in the classroom.

Collective Progress with Affiliates and Partners

NC SHAPE is committed to working in collaborative settings with national AHPERD affiliates and partner organizations in North Carolina.

Leadership and Unity

NC SHAPE has a long history and rich network of leadership and unity. Opportunities for 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.

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

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

And Much More!