General Information

Dates & Location

April 26-30, 2022
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130


The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the leading professional development opportunity for health and physical education professionals — from preK–12 educators who teach our country’s youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors who conduct much-needed research and teach our industry’s future professionals.

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 educators
  • PETE/HETE professionals
  • School/District Administrators
  • Researchers in HPE related fields
  • HPE Coordinators at the district and state level
  • Students of PETE/HETE programs

Topical Areas

  • Health Education - to include health promotion (such as staff wellness, self-care for educators, community health, etc.)
  • Physical Education - to include dance within PE programs and adapted physical education
  • Physical Activity - to include coaching, coaching education, dance outside of PE programs and adapted physical activity
  • Professional Preparation - to include pre-service teacher education and college/university physical activity programs
  • Research in the following categories:
    • Adapted Physical Education/Activity
    • Exercise Sciences
    • Measurement And Evaluation
    • Motivation And Psychology
    • Motor Behavior
    • Physical Activity And Health Promotion
    • Sociocultural And Social Justice
    • Sport And Coaching
    • Teaching And Learning

COVID-19 Protocols*

As of March 18, 2022, the city of New Orleans has updated the requirements for all attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and staff attending the 2022 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.


Visitors will no longer be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative test.


SHAPE America encourages attendees to wear a mask at the 2022 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo (unless actively consuming food or beverages), but masks are not required.

Current COVID-19 guidelines for the City of New Orleans can be found here.

*As of March 23, 2022

In accordance with the City of New Orleans these requirements may change at any time.

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