47th Annual Convention News:
Date: November 6th-8th, 2016 
Location: Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro. TN
Important information: Hotel Code will be released in the beginning of September 
Early bird registration September 9th-30th 
Pre-registration is October 1st-24th. 

Congratulations to Shirley Holt-Hale on receiving The 2016 SHAPE America Luther Halsey Gullick Award. This award is given to someone who is clearly outstanding in his/her profession and who exemplifies the best in service, research, teaching, and/or administration.  The award winner is recognized by members of SHAPE America as a noteworthy leader and as the type of person whose life and contributions could inspire youth to live vigorously, courageously, and freely as citizens in a free society.

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 new 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.


Looking to address some of the problems caused by inactivity, University of Tennessee AD Emeritus and Champions for America’s Future member Joan Cronan pointed to the Tennessee bill named for her late husband.  The Tom Cronan Physical Education Act requires that every Tennessee elementary-school student will have at least two physical education classes per week in any week with two or more school days.  The law would also require that the classes be between 30 and 45 minutes and be taught by a licensed teacher with specific physical education credentials.

Latest News

Interested in joining TAHPERD this year?  Mail-in 16-17 Membership Form now Available!

Attention TAHPERD Conference Exhibitor’s: 2016 Exhibit Package Information

$2500 Grant for Jump Rope and Hoop for Heart Coordinators

State Board of Education is seeking feedback for revised Health State Standards.

Shape America applauds passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

TAHPERD Spring Newsletter 2016

TN First to the Top Teacher Evaluation Rubric

Shape America and the New 50 Million Strong Campaign

Make a Difference – Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Info

Upcoming Events

 TAHPERD Fall Board Meeting September 17, 2016

47th Annual TAHPERD Convention November 6-8, 2016

Southern District Save the Date January 2017 Conference, January 10-13, 2017

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