Teaching Learners to Think On Their Feet


MNSHAPE is a school-based professional association that provides professional services and resources for teachers, organizations, and individuals who provide quality programs. MNSHAPE is dedicated to improving the skills, knowledge, health, and well-being of all Minnesota students.


  • Helps shape policy, defining and supporting comprehensive school health and physical education programs.

  • Links state health, physical education, recreation, and dance leaders with each other.

  • Works to forge school/family, community linkages in support of school health, physical education, recreation, and dance programs.

  • Fosters professional growth and the development of leadership and advocacy skills.

  • Provides leadership in an effort to link colleges and universities to school districts for innovation and  improvement in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

  • Provides a supportive network of professional and social relationships for teacher and school personnel concerned about the health and well-being of Minnesota students.

  • Honors and recognizes individuals, schools, and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to improving programs to all students’ achievements.

  • Works with national, state, and local organizations on school health, physical education, and wellness issues.