Higher Education & Research
C.D. Henry Award
The C.D. Henry award provides the means through which SHAPE America recognizes essential contributions of its members who, through distinguished service: increase involvement of ethnic minorities in SHAPE America; increase communication with greater numbers of ethnic minority members; and extend meaningful services to SHAPE America ethnic minorities.
CSPAP Research SIG Innovative Paper Award
This award is given to the author(s) of a paper published in a refereed
journal during the year prior to the SHAPE America National Convention. The
winning paper must be specific to CSPAP (e.g., research, synthesis,
theory, methodology), represent high level of scholarship, and hold the
potential to significantly impact the field of physical education,
physical activity and/or health education in schools.
Winning author(s) will be invited to present a SHAPE America webinar on a
CSPAP topic of choice in the calendar year following the SHAPE America
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 minority SHAPE America members who, through numerous
years of proven dedication to scholarship, mentorship, and service to
ethnic minorities, have increased involvement of ethnic minorities
and/or underserved populations within their profession, SHAPE America,
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.
The Honor Awards are bestowed annually for meritorious service by members of SHAPE America and to the professions represented. The awards recognize
contributions on the part of members of the association in two membership categories:
"college and university" and "non-college and university."
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 minority
member of SHAPE America 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 diversity and inclusiveness. 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."
Margie R. Hanson Elementary Physical Education Distinguished Service Award
The Margie Hanson Distinguished Service Award is awarded for service and
educational contributions to physical education in the early childhood
or elementary levels.
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
Outstanding Physical Activity Leader Award
The Outstanding Physical Activity Leader (PAL) award recipient should
exemplify leadership within the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning
System,and champion a
comprehensive school physical activity program within their respective
R. Tait McKenzie Award
The R. Tait McKenzie Award is bestowed annually in recognition of
distinguished service by members, which takes place outside the
framework of SHAPE America but which reflects prestige, honor, and
dignity on the association. The award was first bestowed in 1968. Not
more than two McKenzie Awards may be presented each year.
Research Council Distinguished Service
The recipient of the Distinguished Service Award shall be a Member or
Fellow in the Research Council who has demonstrated significant
contributions to Research Council affairs for an extended period of
time. This will usually consist of extensive service that has
significantly impacted the Research Council.
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
SHAPE America Scholar Award
The SHAPE America Scholar Award is presented in recognition of
research/creative activities which enrich the depth and scope of health,
leisure, sport, dance and related activities. The Scholar presents the
annual Alliance Scholar Lecture at the site of the national convention.
Not more than one Scholar Award shall be given each year.
Teacher Education Honor Award
The Teacher Education Honor Award honors exemplary, innovative work that
impacts teacher education. The recognition is for a service, product,
unique collaboration or contribution that benefits the profession.