Who We Are . . .

NCAAHPERD-SM (also doing business as NC SHAPE) is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization of athletics, health, physical education, recreation, and dance professionals.

Our mission is "to provide advocacy, professional development, and unity for health, physical education, recreation, dance, and athletics professionals and students in order to enhance and promote the health of North Carolinians.

Our vision is to be the leading organization promoting and supporting a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina.

From Murphy to Manteo, members rely on NCAAHPERD-SM for unity, leadership, and career development. We are a professional organization representing educators and professionals in motion and one of the larger state AHPERD associations in the United States.

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.

Who are Educators in Motion?

  • Athletic directors and coaches
  • College and university students and professors
  • Health educators
  • Physical education teachers
  • Sport management professionals
  • Dance Educators

All members belong to a primary and secondary association designed for distinct areas of expertise: