Massachusetts association for health, physical education, recreation and dance Inc.

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All employees of a public or private school or agency engaged in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or athletics.

Full-time Student


Full time students enrolled in an undergraduate or a graduate professional program in health, physical education, recreation, or dance at an institution of higher learning with a courseload of 12 credits per semester. Professionals do not qualify for student status.



Retired persons formerly engaged in programs of health, physical education, recreation, dance, and athletics.

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Institutional Membership

Each year MAHPERD offers individual professionals from the same district/ school/college/agency or department the opportunity for substantial dues savings by renewing membership, rejoining and/or becoming new members together for the school year.

Details and Application

Benefits of MAHPERD Membership

A VOLUNTEER (40) member Board who spend countless hours each year doing the following for you:

Visiting the State House testifying for H/PE bills to keep your job and to keep our allied professions in the forefront

Meetings & discussions with various organizations throughout the state to continue partnerships and keep H/PE in the forefront all school districts

Working continuously with the media to keep H/PE in a positive light within the educational realm

The ONLY professional organization in your state that has PE/Health opportunities specific to our professions for professional development

Planning/developing a schedule for our Annual Convention, Spring Conference, Adapted PE  Conference, Leadership Conference, School Health Education Conference, Supportive Zoom Meetings for H/PE professionals and various workshops

E-Blast Legislative alerts for YOU to help us help you when the need arises

Career Services: We house a large network of allied professionals for job opportunities for professionals in the allied fields

Resource Services: Our association has an array of curriculum & advocacy materials for you to utilize and explore via the Executive Director depending upon the need of your school district

Nationally recognized speakers in PE, Health, Adapted PE, Dance and Recreation are brought in from all over the country for workshops, conferences and the convention.

Disseminate the latest information regarding methods assessments, curriculum through our website and newsletters

E-services: Newsletters; legislative alerts; online registration with any of our professional development opportunities; E-blasts to keep you up to date of the latest news

An Advocacy Team that is second to none in developing videos, materials, etc. to vie for health and physical education in this state

Recognize fellow colleagues through an array of awards through our Annual Awards Banquet

Reduced rate for MAHPERD Conferences and Workshops if you are a member. FREE for students if students are involved and volunteer

Professional PDP Provider if you are a member and attend any of the PD opportunities.

Opportunity for CHES credits at our School Health Education Conference

Works with allied organizations to achieve common goals

Quarterly MAHPERD publications

Leadership opportunities in each of the HPERD disciplines

A unified voice and representation for statewide key educational matters

Still have questions? Please contact Maria Melchionda, Executive Director, at 508-794-1338

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