Higher Education & Research
Curriculum and Instruction Honor Award
The Curriculum and Instruction Honor Award recognizes an outstanding professional for his/her
exceptional contributions to research in the field of curriculum and
E.B. Henderson Award
E.B. Henderson was a noted author, teacher, coach, and administrator in the disciplines of physical education and athletics. The E.B. Henderson Award recognizes SHAPE America members of color who, through numerous years of proven dedication to scholarship, mentorship, and service to students and/or teachers of color, have increased involvement of students and/or teachers of color within their profession, SHAPE America, or society. (10 year membership requirement for this award)
Hall of Fame Award
The Hall of Fame Award honors outstanding individuals who make
significant contributions to maintaining physical and health education,
physical activity, dance and sport as important parts of the total
Helen M. Heitmann Young Scholar
The Helen M. Heitmann Young Scholar Award recognizes an outstanding young
professional for his/her exceptional contributions to research in the
field of curriculum and instruction.
Joy of Effort Award
The Joy of Effort Award honors individuals who, by performance and
style, have personified the concept that the effort made to enrich the
goals and objectives of health and physical education, physical
activity, dance, and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication.
Julian U. Stein Lifetime Achievement Award
The Julian U. Stein Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a SHAPE America professional who best exemplifies Dr. Stein's leadership in teaching, mentorship, writing, speaking and volunteerism at all levels of professional involvement including higher education, as well as educational and community programming.
LeRoy T. Walker Young Professional Award
The LeRoy T. Walker Young Professional Award is given to a SHAPE America member of color who is 36 years old or younger who has demonstrated superior promise in the areas of service, teaching, scholarship and commitment to the goals of SHAPE America focusing specifically on under-represented and/or underserved populations and promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion. Not more than one LeRoy Walker Young Professional award shall be given annually.
Luther Halsey Gulick Award
The Luther Halsey Gulick Medal is awarded as the highest honor SHAPE America
bestows in recognition of long and distinguished service to one or more of the
professions represented in the Association.
Mabel Lee Award
The Mabel Lee Award recognizes younger members who have demonstrated
outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and/or professional leadership.
The Mabel Lee Awards are chosen in two membership categories, "college and
university" and "non college and university."
Measurement and Evaluation Honor Award
The Measurement and Evaluation
Honor Award honors a SHAPE America
professional who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the
Measurement and Evaluation SIG and its mission.
Measurement and Evaluation Lifetime Achievement
The Measurement and Evaluation Lifetime Achievement Award honors a SHAPE
America professional who has made a significant impact in enhancing the
theory and scholarly application of measurement and evaluation in
health and physical education.
Mentor of the Year
The Mentor of the Year Award is given to an outstanding role model who
encourages student involvement in professional opportunities and
provides exemplary academic and professional preparation advisement.
NAGWS Legacy Award
National Girls and Women in Sports (NAGWS) was founded in 1899 with the mission of increasing opportunities for girls and women in sport.
North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals
Established in 1999, the North American Society (NAS) recognizes
outstanding professionals from within the allied professions of health
education, physical education, recreation, sport and dance in North
Research Fellow of SHAPE America
Fellow status is reserved for members who have made significant and
sustained contributions to scholarship (research, creative, or scholarly
activity) and related service in the areas of interest to SHAPE
America. The purpose of Fellow status is to promote scholarship as an
integral component of SHAPE America as well as to:
- Recognize accomplishments in scholarship by SHAPE America members
Recognize and promote participation in the research activities of SHAPE America