a professional membership service organization comprised of a strong, vibrant group of committed, dynamic members who care deeply about their teaching, students, athletes and their school communities.

the lift project


A Free Gift - NYS AHPERD partnered with The Lift Project to provide tools and tips to help you take control of your wellbeing and live a happier more productive life. A $99 value, the Lift Project is being offered at no cost (FREE!) for NYS AHPERD members, their colleagues, students, families and friends – now that’s something to be happy about!

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About Us

The purpose of NYS AHPERD is to provide inspiration, professional development and leadership opportunities for health and physical educators, higher education professionals and future professionals.

Member Benefits

We provide valuable services, guidance, and encouragement to our members.

Professional Development Events

"We need to honor what we know, by sharing the best of what we do teacher to teacher."
Dr. Art Costa and Dr. Bena Kallick

Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to support our members in promoting health and physical literacy for all.

Our Vision is to be the leading resource and advocate for health, physical education, recreation, and dance.

Tag Along

Oh! The places we'll go together! Tag along with us and experience the exhilaration that comes with committing to a cause and inspiring others.

Celebrating Excellence

Through our robust awards program, we celebrate excellence in teaching, service, leadership, amazing people for their contributions to our profession, and for sharing joy!

Bylaws & Operating Codes

The functions of NYS AHPERD are driven by our Bylaws and Operating Codes.  Click the button to learn more.  If you have any questions, please call the NYS AHPERD Central Office at (315) 823-1015


The goal of giving to NYS AHPERD and to our Foundation is to leave a strong and secure legacy for the generation of educators to come.

Our Association Believes in...

Leadership & Loyalty
Integrity & Transparency
Respect for Diversity
Quality Service
Gratitude &
Enduring Friendships...

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