JOPERD’s mission is to advance the common goals and discrete roles of HPERD professionals who are committed to improving the quality of life through the movement arts and sciences, sport, and leisure.
JOPERD serves as an authoritative, professional source for educators in physical education, sport, recreation, and dance in all settings. It provides the information needed to assist students and clients in learning motor skills, improving fitness, and pursuing physical activity and sport participation safely and appropriately. JOPERD features articles about teaching methods, curriculum, teacher preparation, professional issues, coaching, youth sports, fitness, recreation, and dance. Regular departments offer teaching tips, analysis of lawsuits, technology updates, and viewpoints about the professions.