Volumes & Issues
Volume 79
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Journal Title: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
ISSN: 0730-3084
ISSN Online: 2168-3816
Publication Frequency: 9 issues per year
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The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), an official publication of the Society of Health and Physical Educators , is a peer-reviewed, four-color, professional journal. Continuously published since 1896, 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.

JOPERD Mission Statement

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.

Peer Review Policy

All published articles, except those designated “Invited Article” or “Position Statement,” have undergone rigorous, double-blind peer review by at least two reviewers with relevant expertise.
Subjects Covered & Scope: Currently known as Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (1982 - current) Formerly known as Journal of Physical Education and Recreation (1975 - 1981) Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation (1955 - 1974) Journal of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (1949 - 1954) The Journal of Health and Physical Education (1930 - 1948) American Physical Education Review (1896 - 1929)
Editor Board:


Tom Lawson
Laura E. Strecker
Associate Editor

Angela Beale
Diversity in Aquatics, Educational Consultant
Bradley J. Cardinal
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Stephen L. Cone
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 
Heather Erwin
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 
Javier Fernandez-Rio
University of Oviedo, Oviedo-Asturias-Spain
Brent Heidorn
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Shawn Ladda
Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
David G. Lorenzi
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Latrobe, PA
Ferman Konukman (Teaching Tips)
Qatar University, Doha, QATAR
Brian Mosier (Technology Tips)
University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA
Thomas H. Sawyer (Law Review)
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Vicki Ebbeck (Research Works)
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

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