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About South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

The South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD) is the only association for professionals involved in health, physical, and dance education, in South Carolina. Our members are current, retired, or future professionals who work in schools, higher education, community organizations, government and non-government organizations.

SCAHPERD consist of four member associations: 1) the South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport (SCAPES); 2) the South Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education (SCAAHE); 3) the South Carolina Dance Association (SCDA); and 4) the South Carolina Association of Future Professionals (SCAFP). The associations provide the content focus for members and the Alliance provides support for common needs and services such as professional development, advocacy, and communications.

SCAHPERD is aligned with SHAPE America/ SHAPE America Southern District and other state and national partners to further our mission.  The mission of SCAHPERD is "to promote health, physical activity and wellness among the state’s citizens through effective leadership, professional development, education and advocacy."

Why Join?

Membership in SCAHPERD is critical to support professionals working in the fields of health education, physical education, and dance. Your membership supports the work of the South Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education, the South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport, and the South Carolina Dance Association. The professionals in these association work hard everyday...



Who Should Join?

  • Dance, Health and Physical Educators
  • College/University Faculty
  • Allied Field Employees
  • Concerned Parents
  • Students
  • State Agencies
  • Health Care Employees
  • Businesses/Corporations
  • Non-profit Organizations



SCAHPERD Conference

88th Annual SCAHPERD Conference is November 13-15, 2015 in Myrtle Beach at the Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites.

Register for Hotel
Print Exhibitor Packet
Register Online
Print Registration Form
Poster Presentation Guidelines 2015
Conference 2015 Tentative Schedule Chart


*PEAK WORKSHOP:   If you already registered for the PEAK Workshop and paid please contact the SCAHPERD office for a refund at (803)786-3384 or email Shannon Koch at scahperd@columbiasc.edu



Have You Moved?

If you’ve had a change of address (work and or home), please send us your change. SCAHPERD uses bulk mailing rates. Bulk mail does not get forwarded or returned. To ensure you receive SCAHPERD mailings send your change of address to SCAHPERD. You can email your change of address to scahperd@columbiasc.edu or mail it to SCAHPERD, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.

2015 Officers- Executive Committee

Past President- Todd Seagle  dtseagle@spart7.org
President- Lynn Hammond  lhammond1958@gmail.com
President Elect- Ashlee Ratigan ashlee_ratigan@charleston.k12.sc.us
Executive Director- Bonnie Buckett dockjock4@aol.com
Finance Chair- Cindy Cavanaugh ccavanaugh@limestone.edu