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Recreation Professional of the Year

For the purposes of this award, a Recreation Professional is defined as a person who has major responsibility for teaching recreation pre-professional/ professionals of conducting recreation programming and/or administration in an educational, public, or private recreation setting.

The candidate must be someone who:

  1. Serves as a positive role model epitomizing the values and desired outcomes of recreation.
  2. Demonstrates enthusiasm for the recreation profession and his/her role in it.
  3. Shows interest in, and sensitivity to the needs of students, clients, and fellow professionals.
  4. Utilizes various methodologies and implements creative, innovative, safe and effective courses/recreation programs based on:
    1. The developmental, social, and psychological needs of students and clients.
    2. The philosophies, purposes, needs and resources of the sponsoring institution.
  5. Assumes responsibility for his/her professional growth and evidences professional commitment through membership and involvement in local, state, and national recreation organizations.
  6. Is a current member of AAHPERD and must attend the Southern District Convention.

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