What We Do. . .

NCAAHPERD-SM 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, Grants, and Scholarships

The community of North Carolina AHPERD-SM professionals support each other in several ways. Each association recognizes excellence each year at the convention. Four types of grants are available for members seeking funding for research or initiatives in the classroom. Scholarships are available for college students preparing for a career in an AHPERD-SM profession.

Collective Progress with Affiliates and Partners

NCAAHPERD-SM is committed to working in collaborative settings with national AHPERD 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-SM 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.

And Much More!