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Welcome to KAHPERD

Your membership provides access to resources and services to meet the demands of your profession. As an organization dedicated to promoting healthy and active students and citizens, we cater to needs of health teachers, physical education teachers, recreation and intramural directors, dance teachers and sport and coach professionals.  Click here to join and/or renew your membership.  You may also update your personal contact information here as well.


Member Benefits

$1,000,000 in General Liability Insurance

  • Effective June 1, 2019, KAHPERD will no longer provide liability insurance as a member benefit.  
  • Project Incentive Grants
  • Member Grants
  • New Professional Grants


  • Three newsletters – all digital
  • One journal – digital
  • Opportunity to submit an article for publication
  • Opportunity to serve as a peer reviewer of submitted articles

Conventions and Workshops

  • Convention
  • Winter Workshop
  • Summer Workshop

Leadership Development

  • Serve on committees
  • Serve on the KAHPERD Board
  • Serve on the Executive Board
  • Present at workshops and/or conventions

Awards and Recognition

  • Model School Application
  • Teacher of the Year Application
  • Administrator of the Year Application
  • Other KAHPERD Award Applications

Professional Resources

  • Advocacy
  • Collaborative Partners
  • Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube

Unified Dues

If you are interested in joining both SHAPE America and KAHPERD at the same time, you can do so by purchasing a Unified Dues membership.  At this point in time, this is only available for professional members.  Basically, you purchase a one year SHAPE America membership and get your KAHPERD membership free - which is a $45 savings.

Click on the link below, send the form with payment to Tiffany Dirks, Executive Director, 7125 SW 17th Street, Topeka KS 66615 and she will process the KAHPERD membership and forward the form to SHAPE America.  If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany at: dirks.kahperd@gmail.com.

KAHPERD Unified Dues flyer


Membership Fees

Professional Membership (applies to all professionals in a teaching or administrative role):

  • One year: $45.00
  • Five years: $170.00
  • Ten years: $310.00


  • Lifetime: $540.00

$15.00 per year | Student Membership (applies to all undergraduate and graduate students)

$20.00 per yearRetirees (applies to any former professional no longer in a teaching or administrative role)


Click below to join, renew or update your personal contact information.  

7125 SW 17th St. | Topeka, KS 66615  | 417 483-3273