SHAPE America Student Membership

Membership in SHAPE America delivers the best professional development and resources a student needs.
You'll be rewarded with renewed confidence and competence in your teaching, a vast network of colleagues online and face-to-face upon which to rely, as well as saving time and money as you advance your career.

Student Membership Application

Download a SHAPE America student membership application.
Questions? Click here for FAQs.
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Even before you enter your first classroom, you need SHAPE America on your side! Student members select one or more of the idea-packed, peer-reviewed journals designed for all specialties. Content-rich archives of past journal issues are available free to members.

Click here for tutorial on “How to access your journals”


Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship—Awarded to three undergraduate and two graduate students at SHAPE America's National Convention & Exposition held in the spring of each year.
Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship Masters Level—Open to a master's level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program.
Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship—Awarded to an outstanding student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at any four-year university/college.

Staying Informed

Momentum—A newly designed, in-depth magazine that covers Shape America’s news, updates on the latest trends, people on the move, upcoming conferences and workshops.

Et Cetera—SHAPE America’s bi-weekly e-newsletter, packed with the latest stories focusing on school-based health education, physical education, physical activity and sport.

Sharing and Staying Connected

SHAPE America's Annual Convention & Exposition and Professional Learning Institute—SHAPE America conferences are the world's largest gathering of school-based health education, physical education, physical activity and sport professionals and students—an unparalleled professional development opportunity. Whether you're a first-year student or graduating this year, you'll be inspired by your colleagues' experiences and ideas. You'll come away enriched, motivated, and invigorated. SHAPE America student members receive a significant discount on registration.
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Preparing for Your Future
Find your first job on CareerLink. Post your resume online, search jobs and get email notifications when new jobs are posted. Other resources include resume building and interview tips.

Separate Yourself From the Pack:
Tips for Future HPE Professionals

SHAPE America former president Judy LoBianco shares 10 tips.

A Voice That Matters

Make your voice heard on matters affecting SHAPE America. Student members are eligible to serve as delegates at the SHAPE America National Convention & Exposition. More

Saving Time and Money

Membership Dues Automatic Payment Plan—Renew your SHAPE America membership automatically with your credit card on an annual basis.

Home and Auto Insurance—Student members receive discounts on home and auto insurance. More

SHAPE America-Sponsored Student Liability—Available through the Forest T. Jones and the Trust for Insuring Educators, take advantage $1 million of coverage for $25/year. Coverage pays all defense costs over and above the limit of liability. More