Our Association believes in

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

NYS AHPERD is 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.


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

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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.

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.


NYS AHPERD consists of 11 Zones which are divided by geographical boundaries. Each Zone ideally has a presidential team including a president-elect, a president, and a past president who together provide overall leadership to Zone members.


NYS AHPERD Sections are organized on the basis of professional interests. Each current member is automatically listed as a member of each section.

NYS  AHPERD Foundation

The goal of the NYS AHPERD Foundation is to leave a strong and secure legacy for generations of educators to come. Your gift to the Foundation enables us to provide professional development opportunities, scholarships, grants & advocacy initiatives for our members.

Member's Only

Review all of YOUR Member's Only Benefits!

  • Member Benefits
  • Member Library 
  • Membership Directory
  • Career Center Job Board 
  • Health Toolbox
  • Physical Education Tool Box
  • Books and Article Research



Grant Opportunities

NYS AHPERD offers our members a number of grant opportunities including Foundation Grants and Zone Grants.  We also provide information and links to ongoing grant opportunities from other organizations.

Professional Development

Dynamic, in-depth professional development shared teacher to teacher, allows for expanded knowledge as it applies to curriculum, instruction and assessment methods, social emotional learning, diversity, equity, resiliency, and leadership. Our on-line Professional Development Institute.


If you have a question, we have an answer. 

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    • Refunds
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    • Memberships

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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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NYS AHPERD Online Store

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Virtual Professional Development

We do not have any upcoming virtual professional development events at this time, but please continue to check back as we update our calendar.

NYS AHPERD Annual Conference

Join us for our 85th Annual Conference!

The NYS AHPERD Annual Conference is the premier event for professionals in the field of physical activity, physical education, school-based health, and wellness in New York State.


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