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. As an innovator, creator, visionary, and risk-taker, Dr. Stein represents the very best in dedication to an active and healthy lifestyle for all individuals.

The recipient shall:
  • Currently be a member of SHAPE America and shall have held such membership for at least ten (10) years prior to nomination.
  • Recipients must have been active in the profession of serving people with disabilities in physical activity, recreation, sport and/or dance for at least 25 years.
  • Earned at least a master's degree.
Award Criteria
  • Must meet at least five of the eight criteria below.
  • Authored or co-authored at least 15 published articles or monographs.
  • Written a book or developed assessment tools or procedures.
  • Created a unique program and/or has written curricula that serves students/individuals with special needs.
  • Presented ten (10) national and/or international presentations.
  • Volunteered for a cause that concerns the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities and demonstrated long-term commitment of volunteer service to this chosen cause.
  • Conducted and/or created practitioner oriented publications, teacher in-service, and/or public school professional involvement.
  • A demonstrated level of involvement in the advocacy for the rights and interests of individuals with disabilities in physical activity, health, wellness, and/or sport for at least 10 years.
  • Involvement in national and/or international professional organizations.
*Nominees must submit evidence of these above items through their resume/vita along with two letters of support from individuals who have been mentored by the nominee (the letter must show evidence of the nominee's impact on their professional development).


Julian Stein, Ph.D.
Julian Stein has been in the profession of serving individuals with disabilities for more than 45 years. He has earned a terminal degree, and has demonstrated a prolific ability to publish written materials (books, articles, book chapters and monographs). He has been a mentor to students and colleagues throughout the years and has spoken at local, national and international levels. Julian has also served as editor for international journals. Julian has been dedicated to the grassroots land practitioner level of the profession by volunteering as coach and referee. Julian has been an advocate for individuals with disabilities and advocating for legislative supports at the local, state, and federal levels.


To Submit a Nomination:

Read the general requirements. Include the following in the award submission:

  • Curriculum vita (CV) not to exceed 10 pages. Reviewers will not read more than 10 pages.
  • Two (2) letters of support from nominators. Letters should specifically address the criteria for the award and how the person qualifies.
  • Biographical sketch (250-300 words)

Deadline is October 15. Submit via mail or email to:

SHAPE America Awards
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
[email protected]

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