The Exercise Science Outstanding Student award recognizes graduating undergraduate and graduate
students for their outstanding efforts in academia (e.g., GPA, special course projects, internship
experiences, presentations, etc.), leadership (class, campus and community projects), and overall
excellence in line with the teaching and research mission of the Exercise Science program.

These students are roles models who positively characterize many of the CORE
values of the College of Education at UNM.

Exercise Science faculty evaluate and determine the award recipients for Fall and Spring
graduates using the following Likert scale.

Award Criteria (1 to 10 basis, with 10 being a perfect score).
1) GPA
2) Special course projects/presentations/internship experiences
3) Leadership in class, campus, community
4) Overall excellence in line with teaching and research mission in Exercise Science

Core Values of the College of Education:
Advocacy: In response to evidence of educational, social and political inequities,
we promote activism to advance change.

Building Professional Identities: We support the development of individuals as life-long
learners and effective professionals who are grounded in their own identities.

Collaboration and Relationships: We engage in authentic, active participation with all
community members to develop solutions for the individual, local and global challenges we face.

Dignity: We treat all people ethically, with respect and afford them the dignity that
is their innate right.

Diversity and Social Justice: We are dedicated to the analysis of social structures and
power relations that hinder equal access for all, especially historically underrepresented
populations, and to the educational and political work that addresses these inequalities.

New Mexico: The peoples, cultures, histories and communities of New Mexico enrich
our work. This sense of place influences all that we do.

Scholarship and Research: We challenge ourselves to engage in scholarship and research
that enrich the human experience, inform educational policy and practice, and address the
needs of a complex, diverse world.

Teaching and Learning: Teaching and learning are central to our work. We study, question,
debate and revise these dynamic and robust areas of investigation in order to improve our practice.