Membership


 

Categories of Membership

 
Active
Active membership shall be professional employees of a public or private agency whose primary purpose is to promote health education, physical education, recreation and dance education. There are one year and 3 year options.
 
American Heart Association Event Holders
For schools that conduct an AHA event (Jump or Hoops for Heart)in the previous school year, a professional membership will be available for a reduced fee. All HPED personnel in that school will be eligible for a $10 membership fee. Schools earning in excess of $5,000 can sign up for FREE membership. The AHA category may be closed until the middle of September. The choosing this category requires entering the school name in order for verification of eligibility.
 
Institutional
Institutional membership is available to any K-12 school. With Institutional Membership, the entire school staff of professionals within the areas of health, physical education, athletics, and dance can become MAHPERD members for a reduced rate. Institutional members will have the same benefits of a regular professional member with the exception that only one Journal will be sent to the school. For schools with three or more staff members, the Institutional Membership will be a cost savings.
 
Honorary
Honorary membership may be extended to persons who are deemed worthy of this distinction. Individuals must be recognized by the Executive Committee and confirmed by the membership. Honorary members may not vote or hold office.
 
Student
Student membership shall be granted to undergraduates or full-time graduate students preparing for health education, physical education, recreation and dance education careers. Student members may vote and hold office.
 
Retired
Retired membership may be extended to professionals in health education, physical education, recreation and dance education who were members of the Association for a minimum of ten (10) years. Retired members will be recognized upon written request for the retired status. Retired members will not pay membership dues but will pay registration charges to any event that they attend. Retired members may vote and hold office.