SPOTLIGHT on Student Events

Participate in the SHAPE America College Bowl!
In Jeopardy-style, undergraduate/post-baccalaureate teams of 1-3 students from colleges and universities will come together for a friendly, yet competitive battle of the minds! 

Spectators are welcome and are encouraged to cheer on your students/friends, root for your alma mater, and test your own ability to answer the questions! 

If you're interested in participating as a team you must RSVP by April 2. Sign up today!

Student Opportunities at National Convention

As a student or new convention attendee the opportunities can feel overwhelming, but we have taken the time to help highlight opportunities that will help you make the most of your experience below.

Student Leadership Forum will be an opportunity to network with passionate leaders in our profession. This event is a must attend forum for ALL university students. The Student Leadership Forum will give students a chance to engage with their peers and professionals, be activated as leaders, and help students continue to emerge as advocates for themselves, the field and SHAPE America. Engage, Activate, Advocate


  • Stop by the Exhibit Hall. 
    As a practitioner and/or scholar it is important you are aware of the resources available for our profession. You can also purchase books at a discounted price. New this year is a SHAPE America store, where you will be able to purchase limited edition SHAPE America branded merchandise! 

  • More Sessions for Students
    • Student and First-Time Attendee Orientation  will kick off prior to the first General Session on Wednesday morning with inspiring remarks from one of our Board members and host member ambassadors to answer questions and facilitate community among new comers.
    • Graduate Student Forum Have questions about the research process? Unsure of how to delegate or receive authorship responsibilities? Curious on how to craft a response to a journal editor after a rejection? Then this ethics and etiquette forum is for you! This session will include key questions and themes that address various ethical situations and tips on personal and professional conduct. Graduate students will be able to ask various faculty members about ethical practices that they carry out in their labs/programs. If you want to learn more about ethics and etiquette in research, this Graduate Student Forum is for you! 
    • Attend the Opening Celebration  - Join us for drinks, music and a great time. 

  • Stay connected with SHAPE America on social media throughout the week. Catch all the highlights, including:
    • Head to SHAPE America’s Facebook page for updates and content from Tampa.
    • On Instagram? Follow our stories for the comings and goings on the ground in Tampa
    • Post your own highlights and see what others are talking about using #SHAPETampa on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook