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.
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
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
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
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.
Jump Rope For Heart / Hoops For Heart Award
SHAPE America is proud of its over 36-year partnership, sponsoring Jump
Rope For Heart (JRFH) and Hoops For Heart (HFH) with the American Heart
Association. Each year SHAPE America recognizes up to two Jump Rope For
Heart coordinators and one Hoops For Heart coordinator to receive the
prestigious SHAPE America JRFH/HFH Recognition Award.
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.
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 Award
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.
Teacher of the Year Award
The Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers in
adapted physical education, school health education, dance education and
physical education at the elementary, middle and high school levels.