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!

Save the Dates!

 51st National Adapted Physical Education Conference


November 10-12, 2022
San Jose Marriott
Online registration is open until October 14

Tentative Schedule of Events

Interested Exhibitors & Sponsors: Please reach out to Bruce Davey- [email protected]

The 2023 State Conference
 March 9th - 11th  
Hyatt Santa Clara & Convention Center
5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Registration and Hotel links to open soon

Planning Information:
Hyatt Regency cost $195+tax per night
Registration Cost are as follow


Early Bird



Professional CAHPERD Member




Professional Non-Member




Student Member




Retired Member




CAHPERD invites presenters to consider submissions on diverse topics and grade levels that may include, but not limited to the following categories:

  • Health Education (comprehensive sexual health education, mental health education, nutrition education, skills-based health education, and current trends of substance use among youth, including Fentanyl)
  • Physical Activity (dance, before/after school programming, coaching, sports, recreation, adventure education, and athletics)
  • Physical Education (adapted physical education, standards-based physical education, assessment and grading practices, engagement strategies, inclusion in general physical education, and Universal Design for Learning)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (social justice issues, meeting the needs of youth with intersectional identities, LGBTQIA+, trauma-informed education, and critical race studies)
  • Professional Learning (collaborating with community-based organizations and local health departments, advocacy efforts, methods to highlight programs, the use of technology to enhance curricula, and other engagement strategies across the education sector)

Call for Proposals
Click the link above if you are interested in presenting (Deadline October 7th)
Be sure to review the Guidelines for Presenters prior to completing the form. Submission of a proposal indicates that you have read and agree to all terms outlined in those guidelines. 

Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors
 Select the link above to download the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Packet with Application
Be sure to submit your Exhibitor Showcase Session by selecting
Exhibitors Showcase Session Proposal

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.

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Membership Brochure

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 



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.

Journal Archives 


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