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LAHPERD is an acronym for the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Founded in 1934, the aim of this organization is to improve the quality of life through health and fitness and recreational activities. LAHPERD is an affilitate of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


Members of LAHPERD: teachers, administrators, dance instructors, recreation supervisors, fitness directors, college students, allied health specialists, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, etc., are found in sixty-four parishes (counties) and twenty four universities in the state.

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