The West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WVAHPERD) is the state's professional organization representing Physical Education and Health Education teachers as well as those in related fields. Our organization has a diverse membership ranging from pre-professional college students whom are preparing for a career in education to long-standing educators on the primary, secondary and college levels. WVAHPERD is a member of the Mid-West District, a sub-division of SHAPE America. We welcome all professionals in the field to become members and enjoy the benefits of collaboration and fellowship with other colleagues across the state. We convene annually in the fall at our state convention where attendees can participate in professional development activities and lecture events.