James Madison University

Health and Physical Activity Institute

Health & Physical Activity Institute


The primary objective of the institute is to improve the quality of health and physical education instruction and provide support to implement the VDOE standards of learning for health and physical education which enhance the wellness and educational performance of Virginia's students. The Health and Physical Activity Institute is supported by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Institute Updates

The Institute will have both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Registration is required, free and limited given our virtual space. Registration will close once we hit our maximum capacity. So if you want to be a part of the professional development opportunities sign up soon at the registration link. Keep checking this website for Institute updates and for the program links. Please note that since the HPAI is virtual you will need to work with your administrator regarding professional development points and the sessions you attended. There will be no certificates issued upon the conclusion of the Institute.