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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is a national, non-profit, membership organization committed to promoting and supporting leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles. Its mission is to serve as a strong advocate for programs, activities, and policies that contribute toward these endeavors and to provide professional development opportunities for members that lead to enhanced knowledge and professional practice.
AAHPERD comprises five national associations, six district associations, and a research consortium.
Who belongs to AAHPERD?
The associations of AAHPERD have more than 22,000 members who are professionals in elementary, secondary and higher education, administration, research, youth programming, dance, coaching, sport medicine, health education, public health, fitness, choreography, therapeutic programs, parks and recreation services, and others with career interests in quality of life and movement related fields.