For more than 18 years, the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria has hosted the annual Tertiary Student Awards to recognise excellence in academic study and educational research for graduating students from degrees aligning with ACHPER’s areas of focus – enhancing, supporting and advocating for highest quality health and physical education in the fields of physical education, health education, recreation and outdoor education.
The ACHPER tertiary awards celebrate the achievements of the newest members to our profession.
On 30 May, two alumni from the School of Exercise Science received these highly regarded ACHPER awards:
Rylie Charles received The Most Outstanding Student Graduate – Specialist Studies – Outdoor Education award, recognising her exceptional academic performance and student leadership in outdoor education.
Rylie said she was overjoyed by this acknowledgement and the recognition that comes with this award had strengthened her resolve to ensure there are more opportunities for women to develop the skills and confidence to lead in outdoor adventure into the future. She acknowledged the wonderful support she had received throughout her degree from the School of Exercise Science Outdoor Leadership staff members.
Tamika Joy received The Most Outstanding Student Graduate – Program Award – Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science, recognising her as the highest achieving student for academic grade performance for this degree.
Tamika was surprised and said winning the award was unexpected but a wonderful acknowledgement of her hard work and the support of family, friends and ACU’s exercise science staff.
Rylie Charles, Tamika Joy and Senior Lecturer Sandy Allen-Craig at the ACHPER awards.
We congratulate Rylie, Tamika and the School of Exercise Science for these outstanding awards.