The Mississippi Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) is a professional organization of Mississippi educators, administrators, coaches, and young professionals involved in all aspects of health, physical education, recreation, and dance.

MAHPERD is an affiliate of the Southern District of SHAPE America and SHAPE America

MAHPERD serves as an advocate for quality programs that encourage healthy, physically active lifestyles. This ongoing pursuit of MAHPERD’s mission is facilitated by providing HPERD-related professional development and networking opportunities through Annual MAHPERD State-wide Convention November 12-13, 2020 at Jackson State University. 

  1. Specialty Focused Workshops

  2. HPERD Resource Links via the Website

  3. Online Newsletter and the MAHPERD Journal

  4. Opportunities for Legislative Advocacy

  5. Grants from MAPHERD and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MS Foundation

  6. Awards for Outstanding MAHPERD members