University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education student Justin Wiley and Associate Professor Sandra Sims, Ph.D., each received awards from the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. ASAHPERD promotes healthy lifestyles in Alabama through high-quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, sport and exercise science.

Sims, an associate professor in the Department of Human Studies, was given the inaugural College/University Physical Educator of the Year Award. Kristi Menear, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Human Studies, is immensely proud of Sims for being the first to receive the award.

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