Criteria

Operating Code for Award Selection

Honor Award Criteria:
1.    Must be at least 35 years of age.
2.    Must have made contributions within the fields of health, physical education, recreation, sport, exercise science or related field.
3.    Must have rendered a minimum of 5 years of service to ASAHPERD.
4.    Must be living (no post-mortem awards) and reside in Alabama.

Elementary Education Teacher of the Year Criteria: 
1.  Teach elementary school physical education.
2.  Have at least 5 years (in field) teaching experience in Alabama.
3.  Be an active professional member of ASAHPERD.

Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year Criteria: 
1.  Teach middle school physical education.
2.  Have at least 5 years (in field) teaching experience in Alabama.
3.  Be an active professional member of ASAHPERD.

High School Teacher of the Year Criteria: 
1.  Teach high school physical education.
2.  Have at least 5 years (in field) teaching experience in Alabama.
3.  Be an active professional member of ASAHPERD.

Health Educator of the Year Criteria: 
1. Teach health education for an elementary, middle, junior high, high school, or college/university in Alabama.
2. Have at least 5 years full-time (in field) teaching experience in Alabama
3. Be an active professional member of ASAHPERD

Recreation Professional of the Year Criteria:
1.  Serve as a professional in the recreation field.
2.  Have at least 3 years of continuous recreation service in Alabama.
3.  Be an active professional member of ASAHPERD

College/University Physical Education Professional of the Year Criteria:

1. Teach physical education at the college/university level in Alabama.
2. Have at least 5 years full-time (in field) teaching experience at the college/university level in Alabama.
3. Be an active professional member of ASAHPERD.

ASAHPERD Outstanding Student Award Criteria:
1. Serves as a positive role model for the profession and his/her peers.
2. Assumes responsibility for his/her professional growth.
3. Shows evidence of professional commitment through membership and involvement in local, state, and national HPERD organizations.
4. Is enrolled as a full-time,
first-time undergraduate student at his/her university when declared the ASAHPERD and Southern District recipient.

Outstanding Administrator Award Criteria:
1. Be a school or college administrator and have served in the current position for at least 3 consecutive years.
2. Have made administrative contributions that have positively affected health and physical education programs in his/her school.

Angie Nazaretian Lay Leader Award Criteria:
1. Be a non-HPERD professional (i.e., ASAHPERD members are not eligible). 
2. Have made significant contributions to HPERD programs.

ASAHPERD Service Award Criteria:
1. Have made significant contributions to ASAHPERD and/or HPERD programs.
2. Be an active, non-student member of ASAHPERD for a minimum of 10 years.
3. Current ASAHPERD Board and Council Officers not eligible for this award.

Athletic Coach of the Year Award Criteria: 
1.  Presently coach in a middle, junior, or senior high school in Alabama.
2.  Have at least 5 years coaching experience in Alabama.    
3.  Be an active professional member of ASAHPERD.

Ethnic Minority Award Criteria: 
1.  Be a current active member of ASAHPERD.
2.  Serve professionally in school (K-12), college/university, or community programs for a minimum of 5 years prior to nomination. 
3.  Present evidence of successful service in any two of the three following categories: 
     a.   record of increasing the involvement of ethnic minorities in ASAHPERD,
     b.  evidence of increasing communication with greater numbers of ASAHPERD members who are ethnic minorities, and/or
     c.   a record of extending meaningful professional service to the ASAHPERD ethnic minority membership

Pathfinder Award Criteria: 

1.  Be a current, active member of ASAHPERD.
2.  Be someone who has made significant contributions to advocacy, recruitment, and enhancement of girls and women in sport and sport leadership in Alabama.