MEMBERSHIP

We are a professional organization committed to the quality and promotion of health education, physical education, recreation and dance programs throughout the State of New York. Our members are directors of health, physical education and athletics; health and physical education teachers; recreation and dance professionals; college professors and future professionals.

Membership Options

Professionals are those engaged in the teaching of health education, physical education, recreation, dance programs, and individuals who support these programs. Professional Council of Administrators are those having responsibilities for health, and /or physical education and/or athletic programs. Undergraduate and Graduate Students are students currently enrolled full-time in a professional school studying health education, physical education, recreation, or dance programs who are not currently teaching in the K-16 system. Retirees include any person who met the criteria for professional membership and is now retired as defined by New York State Retirement System.

Why Join NYS AHPERD?

Recognizing there is strength in numbers, it is vital we come together with a powerful voice to stress the value of quality health and physical education programs. When you become a member, you join an elite group of professionals who care deeply about their students, the quality of their programs and their school community. They are intensely dedicated to their own professional excellence and the continuation of our disciplines as part of every child's education.

MEMBER BENEFITS

We prioritize member services as our goal is to enhance the professional journey of our members.

Professional Development

The most important aspect of an association is providing professional development that enables members to create an experience for their students that is inspiring and dynamic!

We provide professional development opportunities through zone and state level conferences and virtual seminars. We also provide technical assistance related to regulations, recommendations, and resources.

Insurance

NYS AHPERD offers an annual General Liability Insurance program that covers current members in their workplace and for job-related activities outside the workplace.

Current members have a $1,000,000 general liability insurance policy, administered by Loomis & Lapann Inc., 228 Glen Street,
Glens Falls, NY 12801, sports@loomislapann.com, (518) 792-6561.

Advocacy

Our advocacy initiatives add a powerful voice to keep health, physical education, recreation and dance programs as part of every child's education.

The association leadership organizes advocacy initiatives with members of the Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education, our Legislative Representatives and the Governor.

Grants

The NYS AHPERD Foundation and some Zones offer annual grant opportunities. These grants are only available to NYS AHPERD members.

The Foundation offers six $1,000 grants. The application is available in January and due in September. The Zones that offer grants are Capital, CNZ, CWZ, Nassau, Southeastern, Suffolk and Western.

CTLE's

Teachers need 100 CTLE hours every five years to maintain their teaching certifications. NYS AHPERD is certified by the State Education Department to provide these hours.

Processing of CTLE hours is free for members, non-members pay $20. This applies to any professional development we offer including through our zones and sections.

For more information contact the Central Office at 315-823-1015.

Leadership

Volunteer, active membership in NYS AHPERD provides an opportunity to nurture and strengthen your leadership skills and give back to your profession.

Volunteering at the zone or state level opens doors for gained knowledge, establishing association policy, networking and sharing best practice

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

* Plus applicable credit card fees. Click the link above to view the total membership cost for credit/debit card transactions.

Professional
Member

$110 Annually*
  • Those engaged in the teaching of health education, physical education, recreation, dance programs, and individuals who support these programs.
  • Spread your payments out over 12 months by selecting our monthly payment option!

Professional Council of Administrators Member

$135 Annually*
  • Professionals serving as a director, chairperson, or coordinator having responsibilities for health, and /or physical education and/or athletic programs.

Retiree
Member

$40 Annually*
  • Any person who met the criteria for professional membership and is now retired as defined by NYS Retirement System.

Retired Council of Administrators Member

$65 Annually*
  • Retiree Members having served as a director, chairperson, or coordinator having responsibilities for health, and /or physical education and/or athletic programs.

Graduate Student Member

$50 Annually*
  • Students currently enrolled in a Graduate program studying health education, physical education, recreation, or dance and not currently teaching in the K-16 system

Undergraduate Student Member

$40 Annually*
  • Students currently enrolled in an Undergraduate program studying health education, physical education, recreation, or dance and not currently teaching in the K-16 system