Members hold the following values to be important to the life, well-being and work of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance:

Individual Values

  • a quality of life (physical, psychological, intellectual, social and spiritual) characterized by optimal fitness and wellness
  • collegiality, friendship and play
  • continuous professional development
  • equality of opportunity for professional involvement and organizational leadership
  • personal, professional integrity and ethical standards
  • flexible, adaptable and dynamic personal and professional leadership
  • pursuit and appreciation of skillful and aesthetic movement


  • cogent and purposeful research and other scholarly activity
  • consistent excellence in products and services to members
  • effective communication and cooperation within the Association structure
    • among the state districts
    • among affiliates and the Association
    • between the Association & outside agencies & associations
  • effective public relations programs
  • continued development of competent leadership
  • each discipline‚Äôs unique contribution to the quality of life
  • public, legislative support
  • equal access and opportunity by all to quality programs