Legislative Update!


The Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 372 by Rep. Roger Kane (R-Knoxville) known as the “Tom Cronan Physical Education Act” on Monday, April 23. This legislation sets a minimum requirement of 60 minutes per week for physical education in elementary schools across the state and goes into effect July 1, 2019.  

The mission of the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance web site is to provide our members and visitors with information about the association, its members and their contributions to improving the lives of all those they can reach.

Ms. Andrea Burton is the Executive Director of TAHPERD. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in dietetics, from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010.  In July of 2011, she became the Rutherford County Schools Coordinated School Health Assistant where she facilitates health screenings for the district. Andrea is very excited to serve as the new Executive Director for TAHPERD, she is here to listen, assist, and help you in any way possible.

Recognizing Excellence Across the State

TAHPERD is represented by a number of high quality professionals who represent the mission of our organization. Our goal is to recognize the great work being done by teachers across the state. This month we would like to recognize Jessica King of Idlewild Elementary School and Crystal Williams of Bailey Station Elementary School. Click here to learn more about Jessica and Crystal.

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Interested in joining TAHPERD this year?  Mail-in 2017-18 Membership Form.

Interested in presenting at the TAHPERD Convention this year?  Online Program Proposal Form now open.

TAHPERD 2018 Spring Newsletter

 Learn more about SHAPE America and Building a Heart Healthy School.

Be informed! Find out more about current Physical Education legislation such as the Bowling Bill.

SHAPE America introduces “Strategies for RECESS” in Schools Electronic Toolkit

TEAM Teacher Evaluation Rubric for Physical Education

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