Health Professional of the Year


For the purpose of this award, a health professional is defined as an individual who has major responsibility for either teaching health education in the public school or the college/university setting, or working in a community or public health agency as a health educator and is a member of OAHPERD/AAHE/AAHPERD.

  • Has a minimum of six (6) years teaching experience as a health education teacher.
  • Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, sportspersonship, and sensitivity to the needs of students.
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and plans innovative learning experiences.
  • Conducts a balanced and sequential curriculum.
  • Assumes responsibility for his/her professional growth.
  • Evidences professional commitment through membership and involvement in local state, and national physical education organizations.
  • Has made significant contributions to the field of health.


The online application and all supporting materials must be submitted to Stacey Slackford-Barnes via email in PDF or Microsoft Word format only. Only send fully completed applications in one email to Stacey at [email protected] by the respective due date. Incomplete packets will not be considered.

  1. Download Health Professional TOY Application
  2. Download Health Professional TOY Criteria Form
  3. Download the Health Professional TOY Essay Form
  4. Download the Health Professional TOY Biography Form
  5. Download the Health Professional TOY Agreement Form