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
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
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.
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.
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
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.