Welcome to CAHPERD

If you believe in the importance of your profession to the education of the whole child, the need to support and engage future professionals, the need to keep informing legislators and administrators of the value of our professions in health, physical education, recreation, and dance, and if you want a variety of professional development opportunities that will provide for continued learning, then join the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance!

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Registration is Open!
Join us next year for the

2022 CAHPERD State Conference  
March 3-5 at the LAX Marriott


We are no longer accepting presenter proposals

To be a sponsor or exhibit at this conference,
please email [email protected] to request more information

 Did you miss NAPEC50 Live this year?

Registration for Post Conference access begins on November 15th.

Access to the sessions available until June 30, 2022

US Games is a proud sponsor
of CAHPERD's Teachers of the Year



As a part of the continuing CORE (CAHPERD Online Resource Events) series that began this summer, we are excited to offer several virtual presentations on the latest topics surrounding Health and Physical Education instruction today.  CAHPERD has assembled the best of the best in our field to help you before school begins! These workshops are FREE! Don't miss out! 

Core Session Descriptions  

Session Title: Cultivating a Bike Culture - Premieres on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6pm - YouTube Video Link (will be active on 10/21/21 at 6pm)
Presenter: Matthew Bristol

What does cultivating a bike culture mean to you and your school? For us, it started with providing our students with access to bicycles and quality biking experiences. This session will share the story of one school bike program from a small town in Vermont, how they developed a bike culture at their school, and how they have adapted and changed the program over the years to meet the needs of all students. Topics to be covered include planning, purchasing or accessing bikes, storage, maintenance, lesson plans, after-school programing, and more.

Session Title: California Physical Fitness Testing - Fall 2021 Update
Replay below:

Session Title: Dancing in September
Presenter: Shannon Maly
Dance can be a perfect vehicle for students to tap into their self- and social awareness. Join us as we explore how dance and SEL can foster student creativity and expression. In this session we will discover dance instruction through a SEL lens and how it may foster a student’s creativity and expression. Design concrete, actionable techniques that use movement to address crucial social-emotional learning objectives and Shape America National Physical Education Standards. Demonstrate how to use dance to address common problems students face: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships and decision-making.

Thursday, 9/23/2021...Watch Replay below:


Biographical Statements of Presenters (PDF)  

 (More Sessions will be announced soon!)
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To see replays of all CORE Series Presentations:
CORE Series Webinar Replays

Health Moves Minds

Across the country, today’s children and adolescents — at all grade levels — do not get enough physical activity, and are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Understanding these challenges, promoting an active school environment, and teaching children how to cope with stress, bullying, and societal pressures can make all the difference.

The health. moves. minds.™ program brings the lessons, activities, and community-building ideas that can help kids live their best lives.

Find out more 

Membership Benefits

As a CAHPERD member, you will:

  • Be entitled to discounted fees for all Association sponsored workshops, conferences and professional development opportunities.
  • Receive all publications, including the e-Journal and the e-Newsletter.
  • Have a voice in legislative and policy matters.
  • Receive all services of the Association, rendered through officers, committees and staff.
  • Be eligible to serve and vote for a variety of leadership roles.
  • We are continually striving to increase and improve member benefits, including negotiated partnerships with companies that provide industry-related goods and services. Look for more information about these offerings in the near future.

We are continually striving to increase and improve member benefits, including negotiated partnerships with companies that provide industry-related goods and services. Look for more information about these offerings in the near future.

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CAHPERD Publications

The Journal, published twice a year, contains peer-reviewed articles of relevance to the HPERD disciplines, and information for application to professional practice or performance.  For information about the peer-review process, click on Submit an Article below.

The Newsletter is published more frequently, in a format that informs readers of current issues, upcoming events, legislative actions, professional interest stories and news about individual members.

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