Advisor: Dr. Byron Towner, Appalachian State University,
President: Katie Haun, Meredith College,
The Student Majors Association seeks to provide enrichment opportunities for leadership, networking, fellowship, research, and scholarship for undergraduate students preparing for an AHPERD-SM career
NC SHAPE annually recognizes students majoring in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, sports management, and dance.
Student Majors awards are presented at the NC SHAPE Convention! Come and join us as we honor our award winners! We are very proud of them, and we know you will be too!
Nomination Deadline: October 1 of each year.
Student Majors of the Year Awards
Background: Every North Carolina college/university is requested to nominate students to represent their institution as having demonstrated outstanding student leadership and future professional involvement in the following six categories:
Health majors or minors
Physical Education majors or minors
Dance majors or minors
Athletics/Coaching majors of minors
Adapted Physical Education majors or minors (May be a graduate student)
Sport Management majors or minors
All Student Majors of the Year nominees will be recognized at the NC SHAPE Convention.
Each applicant must attend a North Carolina college or university.
The applicant must be an undergraduate student majoring in one of NC SHAPE allied as seen above, with a proven leadership record of the highest quality. The exception will be for the Adapted PE Category, as graduate students will be allowed to enter this category.
The recipient must be a member of NC SHAPE.
The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
There are 6 different award categories:
Health Student of the Year
Physical Education Student of the Year
Sport Management Student of the Year
Dance Student of the Year
Adapted Physical Education Student of the Year
Athletics Student of the Year.
Each college or university can only submit one application per category. In other words, a student can only be nominated to one of the PE and Adapted PE categories.
Overall Winners and Outstanding NC SHAPE Future Professional of the Year: Student(s) from the 6 categories will be eligible to be selected as the Outstanding NC SHAPE Future Professional of the Year.
The Alliance partners with other organizations that have common goals and interests. We encourage you to support their work as well as ours as together we strive to create a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina.
NCAAHPERD-SM is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization of athletics, health, physical education, recreation, and dance professionals whose mission is "To provide advocacy, professional development, and unity for health, physical education, recreation, dance, and athletics professionals and students in order to enhance and promote the health of North Carolinians. Our vision is to be the leading organization promoting and supporting a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina."