Physical Education Division

The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance includes different divisions which have been developed to promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning in the core disciplines represented by members of the Association. The Divisions will promote professional development programs and workshops for their specific membership throughout the year. In addition, the divisions are responsible for encouraging presentations at the Annual Convention within each specific discipline.

Each division and its chair shall also serve as state-wide advocates for curriculum, public policy, and policies which affect the disciplines represented by its membership.

Join us for the OAHPERD Annual Convention
December 4th - 6th at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio
Bring a colleague to the OAHPERD Convention.  Let's double our attendance!!!
Looking for resources to spice up your classroom?  Check out these amazing resources below! 
Websites:  -  Collaboration Builds Health and Physical Education
  • Resources from professionals around the country, such as templates, IDEA TANK, App’s, GIF’s and more.  -  SHAPE America
  • Updated Standards, Resources, Professional Development, Grants, Health Moves Minds and more.   -  OPEN Phys Ed
  • Curriculum Maps, Unit Plans, Lesson Plans, Professional Development and more.  -  The PE Specialist
  • Podcast, Lesson Ideas, Classroom Management, Teaching Tips, Technology and more.  -  Comic Life
  • Turn your pictures, posters, rules, station cards, etc. into comics to enhance your classroom and student learning.
Colleagues to follow on X (formerly Twitter): 
OAHPERD @OAHPERD Katrina Haynes @MshaynesPE Jessica Matheson @CoachMatheson
LaDonda Porter @lporterPE Kim Selby @WilsonWolvesPE Becky Foellmer @foes4sports
Coach Noel @pm_noel William Potter @MrWillPE Randy Spring @MrSpringPE
Kate Cox @KateCoxPE Cindie Lou @CindieLou70 Barb Borden @BarbaraBorden9
OPEN Phys ED @OPENPhysED Bo Phillips @BoPhillips10 Drew Burris @project_physed
Derrick Biehl @MrBiehlsPE Pete Charrette @CapnPetesPE Daniel Tennessen @BigTennPhysEd
Kyle Bragg @ElemPE1 Kent Hamilton @MrHamiltonPE Mike Graham @pe4everykid
Kelli Smith @kellidsmith Garrett Stephens @peschoolyt    

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Contact Your Ohio Physical Education Chair
Brad Kerns
K-3 Physical Education Teacher
Dorr Elementary School
[email protected]

OAHPERD is now on X (formerly known as Twitter)!

Now I know what many of you might be thinking…"I don’t do social media!” Before you think that excuse gets you off the hook, I want you to know that this is my first experience with social media as well, and I’ve found that Twitter has many professional applications that I’ve found very beneficial. I encourage you to give it a try.

Follow @OAHPERD. In addition, you can follow other great organizations like NASPE, SHAPE America, Healthy Schools Campaign, and the American Heart Association, among many others. A special thanks to Selene Kelley for convincing me this was a good idea!

Click here to read about how X (Twitter) is used in education.

Click here to read an article about how X (Twitter) improves education.


Are you looking for additional funding for your physical education program? There are plenty of opportunities available if you’re looking for more funding for your program. See below for a list of grant opportunities. Click the links for more information.