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MOAHPERD is proud to recognize those in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance whose contributions matter. If you wish to nominate someone for an award, send the name and address of that individual with the name of the award to the chair of Nomination/Awards committee (Ron Ramspott, Past President -

Use this form to nominate individuals for awards.

Individual Award List

Call for Research Award Submissions

Call for Abstracts and Review System

The 2017 MoAHPERD Conference is now accepting student research abstracts submissions until l 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018, to be considered for presentation at the Research Poster Sessions on Saturday, November 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Valencia I and II rooms.  Current research in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and related fields will be presented in a poster format by some of the brightest future professional scholars at Missouri colleges and universities.  Please carefully review the following guidelines for abstract submissions:

1.  Email 2 versions of the abstract to Sergio Molina (Research Chair) at

    a.  One version in a Rich Text File (.rtf) format which includes names of all authors, faculty sponsors(s),  school affiliation, and standard research material for abstract

    b.  One version version in Rich Text File (.rtf) format with only the standard research material as this abstract will be used for a blind review process to determine the acceptance of the Abstract submission as well as winner of the 2018 Dr. Patricia McSwegin Research Award.


2. Standard Research Material for Abstract

          a. Title of Research

          b.  Introduction

          c.  Purpose Statement

          d.  Methods (e.g. - subjects, instrumentation, procedures, and statistical analysis)

          e.  Results

          f.  Conclusions

          g.  Implications

Abstract length (limited to 2100 characters with spaces)

3.  Please send any questions or correspondence to Dr. Sergio Molina (Research Chair) at

4.  Students will receive an email notification upon submission. as well as a follow-up email by Friday, October 19th regarding the Abstract Acceptance for presenting at the 2018 Research Poster Session.

5.  Submission of an abstract for the MoAHPERD conference represents an agreement by you that if your abstract is accepted, you will register for the Convention and present your work at the annual meeting.


At the current time, funds are not available for grants.  Should MOAHPERD may have funds available for the improvement of instruction in health, physical education, recreation, dance and related fields, an announcement will be posted in the member-only portal. Individual members of MOAHPERD, MOAHPERD districts, and divisions, can apply for funds to provide workshops, in-service training, clinics, and special programs. The funds cannot be used to attend workshops, clinics, classes, or interscholastic activities. The Executive Committee will review applications and a recommendation will be made to the Representative Assembly. 

Grant Guidelines for Funding Professional Projects



One half of the funds will be awarded upon approval of the application, the remaining half will be provided when a satisfactory final report is submitted, by the applicant(s), and approved by the Executive Committee.

A final written report using the approved MOAHPERD form must be filed with MOAHPERD within two weeks after the project is completed.

Grant Deadlines

Applications must be sent to the Executive Director and received 30 days prior to the Spring Representative Assembly in February or 30 days prior to the Fall Convention in November.