Tennessee Association For Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

Alysia Jenkins - 2015 President
Alysia Jenkins is currently a K-5 physical education teacher at Trinity Elementary School in Williamson County Schools. She has taught elementary physical education since 2001. She also served as adjunct faculty at Middle Tennessee State University for two years supervising physical education student-teachers and teaching.  Read more...


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. Learn more about us. 

2015 TAHPERD Convention Program Proposals

TAHPERD is now accepting program proposals for the 2015 convention in October. The deadline for proposal submission is June 15, 2015. If you are interested in presenting at this year's convention, please complete the online application using the following link:

2015 TAHPERD Convention Program Proposal Form

2016 SHAPE America Southern District Program Proposals

SHAPE America is now accepting program proposals for the 2016 Southern District convention in February in Williamsburg, VA. If you are interested in presenting at the convention, please complete the online application using the following link:

2016 SHAPE America Southern District Program Proposal

Middle School PE Grant Opportunity

Tennessee middle schools looking to improve their physical education programs can get a new PE curriculum, training for their teachers and equipment for their students through the Shape the State program of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. Find out more.

"Lets Move!  Active Schools" Info

SHAPE America is proud and excited to be a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools (click to sign up your school)- an unprecedented collaboration to bring physical activity back to American schools.  The new initiative provides simple steps and tools, including monetary support and training, to help create active environments where students get 60 minutes of daily physical activity.






Please join TAHPERD for the 2014-2015 school year.  TAHPERD membership year is September 1-August 31 and must be renewed annually.  If you would like to join or renew your TAHPERD membership, click here to access the mail in TAHPERD membership form
*Note*: The online membership option was only available as part of the online convention registration process.

Attention JRFH and HFH coordinators:  TAHPERD appreciates your efforts as coordinator of a JUMP or HOOP for Heart event and provides a gift membership for schools that raise over $600, 2 gift memberships for schools that raised $4001-$10,000, and 3-4 gift memberships for events that raised over $10,001.  You must fill out a membership form and use the code that you received via email for the gift membership.


Tennessee Elementary Student Growth Measures

TEAM Evaluation Rubric Ideas for Success

TAHPERD Spring 2015 Newsletter

Tennessee Physical Education and Health Standards

Tennessee Physical Activity Handbook Pre K-12

Learn more about the Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart programs

Post-Graduate Assistantships Available

2014 TAHPERD Award Winners

2014 TAHPERD Grant Recipient Winners




upcoming events

Attention Members: The June 16th TAHPERD Workshop in Collegedale has been cancelled