Award Descriptions and Nomination Forms

 

The Ron Peyton Award

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and honor a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy who has made a distinguished contribution to the specialty of sports physical therapy.  In addition, the recipient is offered an opportunity to share his or her achievements and ideas with members through a brief lecture presented at the CSM Awards ceremony. 

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a physical therapist who is a current Academy member and have been a member for a minimum of five (5) years. Nominee must also be a member in good standing of the American Physical Therapy Association. 
  2. Nominee must have made distinguished contributions to the profession of physical therapy in the specialty area of sports physical therapy in the areas of service, research/publication, education, and clinical expertise. 
  3. Members of the Academy Executive Committee, APTA leadership, and the AASPT Awards Committee shall not be eligible for the award during their terms of office.
  4. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection (Depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)

  1. The nominee shall have fostered relationships with other members of sports/health fields and promoted the profession of physical therapy and the specialty of sports physical therapy in a professional manner.  Wide-reaching effects of contributions as evidenced by the quality and diversity of the letters of support received.
  2. Educational preparation as evidenced by degrees and certifications held.
  3. Service to AASPT through volunteerism by serving in a wide variety of roles (elected and appointed) as evidenced in the nominees curriculum vitae.
  4. Professional public visibility of contributions related to the practice of sports physical therapy, as demonstrated by publications, presentations, invited lectures, appointed and elected positions held, and other information contained in the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  5. Contributions in more than one of the areas of administration, education (academic or continuing education), patient care, and research as documented in the letters of support and in the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  6. The nominee shall have served as an accomplished role model and provided incentive for other members to grow and reach their highest potential, as evidenced by comments made in support letters.
  7. The nominee must be able to attend CSM for the award presentation.

Nomination Procedure

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

  • Electronic nomination packages must be submitted with the current AASPT nomination form provided by the Awards Committee. The nominator is responsible for submitting identified documents in a single electronic award package. Please do not provide materials other than those stated below. Nominations will not be accepted by mail.
  • Nominations must be sent to the Awards Committee Chair and the Executive Director via the official nominations email address: nominations@aaspt.org.
  • Nomination packages must include:
  1. Official nomination form
  2. Support Statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.
  3. Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  4. Three (3) individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

The Ron Peyton Lecture

The recipient of this award will present a lecture at the APTA Combined Sections meeting at the Awards program.  The lecture shall not exceed 20 minutes and shall use auditory media only. The title of the lecture will be left to the award recipient, but should focus on the recipient’s ideas and contributions related to sports physical therapy and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.  The recipient will be invited to submit a written copy of the lecture for potential publication by the section. 

Notification of the Award

The Academy President will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced

The Award and its Presentation

The award will be presented at the AASPT awards ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

The Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to honor an American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy member whose contributions to the specialty of sports physical therapy through leadership, influence, and achievements have been demonstrated by frequent and sustained efforts for a period of not less than 25 years. 

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a physical therapist who is a current AASPT member and a member in good standing of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 
  2. Nominee must have made frequent and sustained efforts to the advancement of the profession of physical therapy in the area of sports physical therapy in research/publication, education/teaching, and clinical expertise over a sustained period of 25 years.
  3. Nominee must have made distinguished contributions to the AASPT by serving in various roles (elected and appointed) over a sustained period of 25 years.
  4. Nominee must have national recognition by APTA members and by leaders outside of the physical therapy profession over a sustained period of 25 years.
  5. Members of the AASPT Executive Committee and the Awards Committee shall not be eligible for the award during their terms in office.

Criteria for Selection (depth, scope, and quality of contributions in each of the following ) scored using the Hall of Fame Scoring Criteria

  1. The nominee shall have forged sustained relationships with other members of sports/health fields and promoted the profession of physical therapy and the specialty of sports physical therapy in a professional manner. 
  2. Service to the AASPT through volunteerism by serving in a wide variety of roles (elected and appointed) over a 25 year period.
  3. Professional public visibility by long standing contributions related to the practice of sports physical therapy, as demonstrated by publications, presentations, and invited lectures over a 25 year period.
  4. Contributions in each of the areas of administration, education (academic or continuing education), patient care, and research over a period of 25 years.
  5. The nominee shall have served as an accomplished role model and provided incentive for other members to grow and reach their highest potential.
  6. Previous recognition of contributions as demonstrated by other awards and honors.
  7. The nominee must be able to attend APTA Combined Sections Meeting for the award presentation.

Nomination Procedure

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A member may self-nominate. One (1) award will generally be given in any year.

The official nomination form must be used.

The Hall of Fame committee is a sub-committee of the Awards Committee and will make recommendations for this award.

  1. Nominations will be submitted to the Awards Committee Chair and to the Executive Director via the official nominations email address using the same procedure for solicitation of all awards. Nominations must be presented as a single electronic package via email; mailed nominations will not be considered.
  2. Nomination packets will be collected and distributed by the Awards Committee Chair for review by the subcommittee.  
  3. The sub-committee will be selected by the current HOF members.  The committee shall select a maximum of three (3) awardees who meet the scoring criteria minimum and make these recommendations to the Awards Committee
  4. The Awards Committee will review and make recommendations to the AASPT EC.
  5. Posthumous nominations are acceptable.

Notification of the Award

The AASPT President will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient(s) will be kept confidential until announced.

Receipt of the Award

The recipient shall give a brief acceptance for the award at the award ceremony. The recipient will be invited to write a written statement for potential publication by the AASPT.

The Award and its Presentation

The award will be presented at the AASPT awards ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.


The Lynn Wallace Clinical Education and Professional Development Award

Purpose

To acknowledge an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of sports physical therapy education clinical education and professional development in the specialty area of sports physical therapy through excellence in clinical teaching.

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a physical therapist and a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.
  2. Nominee must be actively engaged in teaching physical therapist students, residents and/or physical therapists in the area of sports physical therapy (entry or advanced level) in clinical education.
  3. Nominee may be engaged in continuing clinical education of physical therapists in continuing education settings.
  4. Professional development or continuing education should be in the area of sports physical therapy and preferably on behalf of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.
  5. Participates in clinical research and publication.
  6. Demonstrates distinct expertise in the specialty of sports physical therapy and commitment as a mentor or role model within the area, as evidenced by letters of support.
  7. Members of the Awards committee shall not be eligible for the award during their term on the committee.  If an Executive Committee member should be nominated, the nominee shall remove him/herself from all subsequent Awards discussions. 
  8. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection (Depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)           

  1. Exceptional teaching effectiveness in the clinical or continuing education setting, as evidenced by letters of support.
  2. Exceptional efforts made on behalf of or contributing to the AASPT in the area of professional development courses, continuing education, home study.
  3. Distinct expertise in the specialty of sports physical therapy and commitment as a mentor or role model within the area, as evidenced by letters of support
  4. Utilization of talents in publications/presentations as evidenced by nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  5. Academic preparation as evidenced by degree and/or specialty certification.
  6. Service to the AASPT through volunteerism (elected and/or appointed) as evidenced in the nominees curriculum vitae.
  7. Participation in activities that foster and promote the practice of sports physical therapy, including clinical practice, as evidenced in the nominees curriculum vitae.
  8. The nominee must be able to attend CSM for award presentation.

Nomination Procedure

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A member may self-nominate. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

  • The nominator is responsible for submitting identified documents in a single electronic award package. Please do not provide materials other than those stated below. Nominations will not be accepted through the mail.
  • Nominations must be sent to the Awards Committee Chair and the Executive Director via the official awards nomination email address.
  • Nomination packages must include:

1.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

2.     Support statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.

3.     Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee.

4.     Three (3) individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages. Letters can be from co-presenter/teachers or participants in professional development/continuing education courses.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

Notification of the Award

The Awards Team Coordinator will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award and recognition at the AASPT Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Lifetime Excellence in Education Award

Purpose

To acknowledge an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of sports physical therapy education through excellence in academic teaching clinical education, and/or professional development over an extended period of time (more than ten years). 

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a physical therapist and a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therpay.
  2. Nominee must be actively engaged in teaching physical therapist students in the area of sports physical therapy (entry or advanced level) for at least ten years.
  3. Nominees must have a faculty appointment of any rank and receive compensation for their teaching responsibilities.
  4. Teaching solely as a component of continuing education does not constitute eligibility for this award.
  5. A person can receive this award only once.
  6. Members of the Executive Committee or Awards committee shall not be eligible for the award. 

Criteria for Selection (Depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)           

  1. Exceptional teaching effectiveness in the academic setting, as evidenced by letters of support.
  2. Distinct expertise in the specialty of sports physical therapy and commitment as a mentor or role model within the area, as evidenced by letters of support
  3. Utilization of talents in a wide variety of publications as evidenced by nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  4. Academic preparation for faculty position as evidenced by degree and/or specialty certification.
  5. Service to the AASPT through volunteerism by serving in a wide variety of roles (elected and appointed) as evidenced in the nominees curriculum vitae.
  6. Participation in activities that foster and promote the practice of sports physical therapy, including clinical practice, as evidenced in the nominees curriculum vitae.
  7. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentorship of entry-level and post-professional students.
  8. The nominee must be able to attend CSM for award presentation.

Nomination Procedure

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A member may self-nominate. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

  • The nominator is responsible for submitting identified documents in a single electronic award package. Please do not provide materials other than those stated below. Nominations will not be accepted through the mail.
  • Nominations must be sent simultaneously to the Awards Committee Chair and the Executive Director via the official nominations email address.
  • Nomination packages must include:

1.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

2.     Support Statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.

3.     Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee.

4.     Letters from four (4) individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages. One should be from a physical therapist colleague and one from a current or former student/resident of the nominee, the additional (2) letters should come from individuals who can address the long term contributions of the nominee.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

Notification of the Award

The Awards Team Coordinator will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced.

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award and recognition at the AASPT Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

The Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award

Purpose

To acknowledge and honor a physician who has made a distinguished contribution to the specialty of sports physical therapy.

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must NOT be a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and APTA, but may be a participant in the AASPT Partners program.
  2. Nominee must be a licensed physician, but need not be a “team” physician.
  3. Nominee must demonstrate an interest and investment in the practice of sports physical therapy as evidenced by actions that clearly demonstrate their interest, interest and support over time.
  4. Owners of physician-owned physical therapy services are ineligible.
  5. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection

Successful candidates should be judged based upon the role they have played in the development, progression, and/or support of the profession of sports physical therapy.  Individual recipients must be licensed in the field of medicine.  The recipient must have demonstrated clear contributions to the highest level of practice of sports physical therapy. 

Procedure for Nomination

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

  • The nominator is responsible for submitting identified documents in a single electronic award package. Please do not provide materials other than those stated below. Nominations will not be accepted through the mail.
  • Nominations must be sent to the Awards Committee Chair and the Executive Director via the official nominations email address.
  • Nomination packages must include:

1.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

2.     Support statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

Notification of the Award

The President of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  He/she will also invite the recipient to the CSM Awards ceremony and facilitate attendance at said ceremony.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced.

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award, a membership to the Partners’ program, if applicable, and recognition at the Combined Sections Meeting Awards Ceremony.

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Excellence in Education Award

Purpose

To acknowledge an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of sports physical therapy education through excellence in academic teaching. 

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a physical therapist and a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.
  2. Nominee must be actively engaged in teaching physical therapist students in the area of sports physical therapy (entry or advanced level) for at least five years.
  3. Nominees must have a faculty appointment of any rank and receive compensation for their teaching responsibilities.
  4. Teaching solely as a component of continuing education does not constitute eligibility for this award.
  5. Members of the Awards committee shall not be eligible for the award.  If an Executive Committee member should be nominated during their term in office, the EC nominee shall remove him/herself from all subsequent Awards discussions.
  6. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection (depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)           

  1. Exceptional teaching effectiveness in the academic setting, as evidenced by letters of support.
  2. Distinct expertise in the specialty of sports physical therapy and commitment as a mentor or role model within the area, as evidenced by letters of support
  3. Utilization of talents in a wide variety of publications as evidenced by nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  4. Academic preparation for faculty position as evidenced by degree and/or specialty certification.
  5. Service to the AASPT through volunteerism by serving in a wide variety of roles (elected and appointed) as evidenced in the nominees curriculum vitae.
  6. Participation in activities that foster and promote the practice of sports physical therapy, including clinical practice, as evidenced in the nominees curriculum vitae.
  7. The nominee must be able to attend CSM for award presentation.

Nomination Procedure

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A member may self-nominate. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

1.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

2.     Support Statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.

3.     Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee.

4.     Letters from two (2) individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages. One should be from a physical therapist colleague and one from a currebt or former student/resident of the nominee.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

Notification of the Award

The Awards Team Coordinator will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award and recognition at the AASPT Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Outstanding Service Award

Purpose

To recognize a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy who has made exceptional contributions in the area of service.

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a physical therapist and a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.
  2. Nominee shall demonstrate significant contribution in service to the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy in areas such as writing and/or speaking for the section. 
  3. Service may be demonstrated through an individual’s service on one or more elected or appointed positions or in other capacities within the structure of the section. 
  4. Serves as a visible spearhead for American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Advancement.
  5. Participates in activities that enhance the specialty practice of sports physical therapy within the section, community, and nationally.
  6. Members of the Executive Committee and Awards committee shall not be eligible for the award during their term in office.
  7. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection (depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy as evidenced by nominee’s curriculum vitae and letters of support.
  2. Utilization of talents in writing, teaching, and any other areas of service to the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, as evidenced by nominees' curriculum vitae, and letters of support.
  3. Participation in activities that promote the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (publicity, recognition, cooperation with other organizations), as evidenced by the nominees curriculum vitae and letters of support.
  4. The nominee must be able to attend the CSM awards ceremony.

Procedure for Nomination

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

1.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

2.     Support statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.

3.     Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee.

4.     Two (2) individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

Notification of the Award

The Awards Team Coordinator will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award and recognition at the AASPT Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

New Horizon Award

Purpose

To recognize a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy within their first seven (7) years of practice.

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a physical therapist and a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and have been a member for at least 3 years.
  2. Nominee shall demonstrate significant contribution in the areas of community service, education, and activities that promote the practice of sports physical therapy for at least two (2), but not more than seven (7) years. 
  3. Nominee shall demonstrate active participation in the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy for at least two (2), but not more than seven (7) years. 
  4. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection (depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)

  1. Demonstrated commitment to expertise within the clinical practice of sports physical therapy as evidenced by letters of support and nominees curriculum vitae.
  2. Demonstrated talents in writing and research that promote the practice sports physical therapy, as evidenced by letters of support and nominees curriculum vitae.
  3. Demonstrated talents in teaching/education/presentations and community activities that promote the practice sports physical therapy, as evidenced by letters of support and nominees curriculum vitae.
  4. Demonstrated commitment as a mentor or role model within the field of sports physical therapy as evidenced by letters of support.
  5. Demonstrated personal advancement in education as evidenced by nominee’s curriculum vitae and credentials.
  6. Participated actively in the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy in elected, volunteer or appointed roles.
  7. The nominee must be able to attend the CSM awards ceremony.

Procedure for Nomination

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

1.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

2.     Support Statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.

3.     Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee.

4.     Support letter from two (2) professional colleagues, one of whom must be a physical therapist, who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

Notification of the Award

The Awards Team Coordinator will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award and recognition at the AASPT Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Outstanding Student Award

Purpose

To recognize a promising entry-level student member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must be a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and APTA.
  2. Nominee must be a student in an entry-level physical therapy program or have graduated from such a program within the last 6 months (from date of nomination). 
  3. Nominee must demonstrate an interest in the area of sports physical therapy in studies, research or writing.
  4. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection (depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)

  1. Demonstrated commitment to leadership in physical therapy class as evidenced by letters of support and nominees curriculum vitae.
  2. Demonstrated talents in writing, research, and community activities that promote the sports physical therapy, as evidenced by letters of support and nominee's curriculum vitae. 
  3. Academic excellence as evidenced by grade point average as reported by the student.
  4. Section volunteerism and participation as evidenced by letters of support and curriculum vitae.
  5. The nominee must be able to attend the CSM awards ceremony.

Procedure for Nomination

Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

1.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

2.     Support Statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination.

3.     Student's GPA at time of nomination

4.     Student's curriculum vitae

5.     Support letter from two (2) professional colleagues, one of whom is on the faculty of the institution where the student attends/attended and one who is a fellow student, who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages.

No additional documents may be sent with the packet.

Notification of the Award

The Awards Team Coordinator will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award and recognition at the AASPT Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Outstanding Special Interest Group Chair Award

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to recognize an American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy member who has made substantial contributions to the success of one or more AASPT Special Interest Groups (SIG) through leadership, influence and achievement during tenure as SIG chair.

Eligibility

1. Nominee must be a physical therapist who is a current AASPT member and a member in good standing of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 

2. Nominee must have served as Chair of a SIG within AASPT.

3. Nominee must have made contributions to the success of the SIG by their role in at least one of the following  

  • Membership growth
  • Global promotion and social media activity
  • Dissemination of information
  • Publications
  • Membership involvement/activity
  • Service to the AASPT

4. Members of the Awards Committee shall not be eligible for the award.  

5. If an Executive Committee member should be nominated during their term in office, the nominee shall remove him/herself from all subsequent Awards discussions.

Criteria for Selection (depth, scope and quality of contributions in each of the following)

1.     Exceptional leadership effectiveness in the SIG

2.     Distinct expertise in the SIG specialty area and commitment as a mentor or role model with the area as evidenced by letters of support

3.     Service to the SIG through creative activities that can include but are not limited to:

a.     Membership growth

b.     Global promotion and social media activity

c.     Dissemination of information

d.     Membership involvement/activity

e.     Publications

f.      Service to the AASPT

4.     The nominee must be able to attend APTA Combined Sections Meeting for award presentation.

Nomination Procedure

1. Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award.  A member may self-nominate.  A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.

2. Nomination packages must be submitted with the current AASPT nomination form provided by the Awards Committee.  The nominator is responsible for submitting identified documents in a single electronic award package. Nominations will not be accepted via mail. Packages must be submitted simultaneously to the Awards Committee Chair and the Executive Director via the official awards nomination email address.

3. The nomination package must include:

a.     Nomination form. Only the official nomination form will be accepted.

b.     Support statement (letter) from the nominator, not to exceed two (2) pages, including reasons for the nomination

c.     Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee

d.     Letters of support from two (2) individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages. At least one letter should come from a member of the SIG.

Notification of the Award

The Awards Committee Chair will notify the recipient of the award and obtain confirmation of acceptance.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced.

The Award and its presentation

The award will consist of an award and recognition at the AASPT Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Presidential Award of Merit

Purpose

To acknowledge and honor an individual outside of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy who has made a distinguished contribution to the specialty of sports physical therapy. 

Eligibility

  1. Nominee must NOT be a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and APTA, but may be a participant in the AASPT Partners program
  2. Nominee must demonstrate an interest and investment in the practice of sports physical therapy as evidenced by actions that clearly demonstrate their investment, interest, and support over time.
  3. Owners of physician-owned physical therapy services are ineligible.
  4. A person can receive this award only once.

Criteria for Selection

Successful candidates should be judged based upon the role they have played in the development, progression, and/or support of the profession of sports physical therapy.  Individual recipients may be from disciplines outside the profession of physical therapy such as Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Medicine.  The recipient must have demonstrated clear contributions to the highest level of practice of sports physical therapy. 

Procedure for Nomination

  1. Only the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy President may nominate candidates for the award.  A maximum of one (1) award will be given in any year.
  2. The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy President will provide notification in writing of their selected recipient of the award to the Awards Team Coordinator no later than December 1st of the year prior to the scheduled presentation.

Notification of the Award

The President of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance.  He/she will also invite the recipient to the CSM Awards ceremony and facilitate attendance at said ceremony.  The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced.

 

The Award and its Presentation

The award will consist of an award, a membership to the Partners’ program, if applicable, and recognition at the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Combined Sections Meeting Awards Ceremony.