AAPAR Award Recipient Profile
|Council:||Adapted Physical Activity Council|
|Award:||Julian U. Stein Lifetime Achievement|
Texas Woman’s University
Dr. Claudine Sherrill has made an enormous impact on the adapted physical activity profession through her dedication to teaching, mentoring, writing, speaking, and volunteering at all levels. Claudine is an innovator, creator, visionary, and risk taker and represents the very best in advocating an active lifestyle and fitness for everyone. She has been a prolific writer, including many articles, books, book chapters, and monographs. In addition, she has served as editor for Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly and her book, Adapted Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport: A Crossdisciplinary and Lifespan Approach, is in its 6 th edition. Claudine has served as a mentor to students and colleagues alike, motivating many young professionals to become more than they thought they could. She has also been an invited speaker at the local, state, national, and international levels and has been an officer in NAFAPA and IFAPA, currently serving as its President. Her awards are lengthy and numerous. Most recently she received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, one of the country’s most prestigious awards. Dr. Sherrill is known as the “mother of adapted physical activity” throughout the world. Her research and teaching encompass all disabilities and include such diverse areas as adapted physical activity, creative arts, disability sport, leadership training, psychosocial dimensions of inclusion, sport sociology, and professional preparation for both physical educators and recreators.