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PTA Award

To Apply: Complete PTA Award
Nomination Form

Physical Therapist Assistant Award is intended to recognize outstanding clinical performance and contributions to the development of physical therapist assistants through VPTA participation. This award was proposed by the VPTA Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group (PTASIG) and the first award was presented to a physical therapist assistant at the VPTA Annual Conference in April, 1992.

Purpose: To recognize physical therapist assistants who have made an outstanding contribution to clinical practice and to the physical therapist assistants' development through participation in professional association activities.

Prerequisite Criteria:

The nominee must:
be a physical therapist assistant member of the VPTA and a district counterpart
have held elected office or committee participation at the District or State level
not be a member of the VPTA Nominating Committee
Supportive Narrative Two supportive narratives are required for each nominee. The narrative should emphasize the nominee's contributions to the profession in areas of leadership, clinical education, and/or administration. Specific examples are recommended to assist the Nominating Committee in the evaluation process. Expertise and commitment toward improving clinical skills, level of competence, and clinical education are essential components.
Nominations must be submitted to the Nominating Committee Chair at least 2 (two) months prior to the VPTA Annual Chapter Conference. The Nominating Committee will make the final selection with the knowledge of the VPTA President.
Presentation: The recipient will receive an engraved plaque and a $250 cash award, which will be presented at the VPTA Annual Chapter Conference by a PTASIG representative. The Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group funds this award.
PTA Award Nomination Form