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GVSU Health and Physical Education Awards
There are a variety of awards that are available each year to physical education majors. This criteria for each award is listed below:
GVSU Major of the Year
SHAPE (Society for Health and Physical Educators) MICHIGAN Major of the Year (2 awards given): The purpose of this award is to recognize students that are high achieving in academics and in the health and physical education community.
Midwest SHAPE: The Outstanding Student Award recognizes an undergraduate student who has displayed distinctive leadership and meritorious service to his/her profession of health, physical education, recreation, dance and/or sport.
Candidates shall be a current member of SHAPE America and shall be a current member of SHAPE Michigan.
Candidates shall have declared an undergraduate major in health, physical education, recreation, dance and/or sport or be currently enrolled in a professional preparation curriculum in content areas included as a part of the divisional structure of Midwest District, and be attending a college or university in Midwest District at the time of application for the award.
Candidates shall be recommended for award consideration by one of their college or university instructors and shall display distinctive leadership and meritorious service to their profession. Examples of types of meritorious contribution are as follows:
See website for more information on this award: https://www.shapeamerica.org/about/districts/midwest/awards/student_award.aspx
Application Deadline: September 15
SHAPE America (NASPE) Major of the Year: Celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the fields health, physical education, recreation, and dance