To provide unity of purpose, cooperative and concerted action, intelligent direction and control, and to make the greatest contribution to the goals of physical education.
The Southwest District of SHAPE America is dedicated to promoting school
and community programs of Health Education, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance which embody such opportunities as self-realization
and desirable human relationships and ensure the inclusion of programs
within the best philosophical, social and educational contexts of
The vision of SHAPE America is "Healthy People – Physically Educated and Physically Active!" Headquartered in Reston, VA, 25 miles west of Washington, DC, SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity, who are dedicated to teaching and promoting active, healthy lifestyles. Founded in 1885, SHAPE America provides a comprehensive array of resources, leadership in the development of standards and guidelines, professional development and advocacy for its members as well as the general public.
SHAPE America's mission is to advance professional practice and promote
research related to health and physical education, physical activity,
dance, and sport.