a professional membership service organization comprised of a strong, vibrant group of committed, dynamic members who care deeply about their teaching, students, athletes and their school communities.

Mission Statement

The New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NJAHPERD) is dedicated to advancing quality health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, and athletics through professional development, programming, advocacy, and collegial exchange. The Association promotes responsibility and development of healthy active lifestyles for New Jersey's students, educators, and community members.

About Us

The purpose of NJAHPERD is to provide inspiration, professional development and leadership opportunities for health and physical educators, higher education professionals and future professionals.


Membership is open to dance education teachers, health education teachers, physical education teachers, college/university faculty, future professionals, retirees, coaches, recreation professionals, individuals and organizations who share our mission. Members are encouraged to take active roles in NJAHPERD through leadership and volunteer positions in our organization.

Professional Development

One and Two-day Conferences, Annual Convention, Professional Library of Resources

2024 NJAHPERD Lake Conference

Oct 21, 2024 12:00PM—Oct 22, 2024 5:00PM

Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center 822 Country Road Route 519 Blairstown, NJ 07825

2024 NJAHPERD Adapted HPE Conference

Nov 01, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Cedar Hill Preparatory School 152 Cedar Grove Ln Somerset, NJ 08873

2024 NJAHPERD Driver Education Conference

Nov 11, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Cedar Hill Preparatory School 152 Cedar Grove Ln Somerset, NJ 08873

Career Center

Career Center

The goal of the NJAHPERD Career Center is to connect you with the services and resources you need to map out the career you envision.



Why Give?

The act of giving is worthwhile and leads to greater happiness for the giver. Please consider making a donation and paying it forward.

Online Store

Online Store

A portion of all the sales will be donated to NJAHPERD Lilyan B. Wright Outstanding Future Professional Award.


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