Who We Are . . .

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

Our mission is to provide advocacy, professional development, and unity for HPERDA-SM 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 NC SHAPE for unity, leadership, and career development. We are a professional organization representing educators and professionals in motion and one of the larger state 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: