Major of the Year Award

The SHAPE America Major of the Year award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of health, physical education, recreation and dance.

Faculty advisors/professors are encouraged to nominate one outstanding student per major per college/university.

Award Criteria

Please review the award criteria below before nominating your student.
Nominees Must:
  • Be a current SHAPE America member (nominees who are not yet members may still be nominated as long as a membership form is submitted within one month of nomination).
  • Be on track toward a degree in an HPERD field.
  • Be a junior or senior.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.
  • Provide a service to school or community (3-5 contributions) for a minimum of two years during undergraduate career.
Form Submission:

More information about Major of the Year, including the submission form, will be posted in Fall 2023.

Congratulations to our Majors of the Year recognized in Seattle

Major of the Year Cover

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