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College/University Health Education Professional of the Year Award

This award honors a college/university professional in health education employed within the Southern District states.

  • Candidates must have five years of experience at the college/university level;
  • Must be a current SHAPE America member for a minimum of three years;
  • Current members of the Health Education Professional of the Year Awards Committee or their families are not eligible;
  • Each candidate must demonstrate three out of four of the specific contributions criteria as follows:
    • Position of leadership in developing and implementing or directing/coordinating effective health education/promotion programs;
    • Meritorious service through involvement at local, state, district or national level or at the school or community level;
    • Service within a SHAPE America health structure or other health professional organizations at the state, district or national level as an officer or committee member; 
    • Evidence of leadership and service to the profession through three of the following: teaching, publications, presentations, funded research or programs, special projects, or health-related activities.

Deadline for Nominations: September 15 

Send name and address of nominee to Karen Dowd at