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01/10/2013

2013 Awards Nominations Now Open!

We strongly encourage all of you to take a moment and look at the PT's, PTA's, and students you work with, those you know through the association, and those you know personally. Consider nominating one or all of them for one of the awards listed below. This is a great opportunity to recognize those therapists who go above and beyond for their patients, for their colleagues, and for our profession!

 

Notes For Nomination:

  • Members of the OPTA Board of Directors are ineligible to receive an award while in office
  • Two and Only Two letters must be submitted for a nomination
  • Letters may not be submitted by Awards Committee Members
  • An individual may write a support letter for only one nominee for any given award

 

CLICK HERE for the OPTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM - DEADLINE IS February 15, 2013!

 


Individual Award Descriptions - Click Award Title(s) for Nomination Criteria

 

OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD

To acknowledge a Student Physical Therapist or Student Physical Therapist Assistant who has made significant contributions to the professional organization or to the promotion of physical therapy in the community.

EMERGING LEADER AWARD

To identify and honor one Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant "emerging leader" within the Ohio Chapter of the APTA who has demonstrated extraordinary service early in their career. The individual should have made exceptional overall accomplishments and contributions to the APTA, the state, and the profession to advance APTA's vision.

OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT AWARD

To acknowledge a Physical Therapist Assistant who has made significant contributions to the profession of physical therapy in the state of Ohio in one or more of the following areas: Clinical Service, Education, Research, Administration, Public Service, Contributions to the Organization.

OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL THERAPIST AWARD

To acknowledge a Physical Therapist who has made significant contributions to the profession of physical therapy in the state of Ohio in one or more of the following areas: Clinical Service, Education, Research, Administration, Public Service, or Contributions to the Organization.

OUSTANDING CLINICAL EDUCATOR AWARD

To acknowledge a clinical instructor for outstanding contributions to the clinical education aspect of the physical therapy profession; To encourage clinical instructors to become credentialed by the APTA and remain active in the physical therapy education community. The OPTA Office will forward nominations for Outstanding Clinical Educator Award to the Ohio Consortium for Physical Therapy Programs, whose members vote on this award.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

To formally recognize the effort and contributions of an Ohio Physical Therapist OR Physical Therapist Assistant to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association during the preceding year (s)

 

If you have any questions about the nomination process please contact the OPTA Awards Chair, Scott Euype, PT, DPT, OCS by email at euypes@ccf.org or your District Chair or the OPTA office