NOMINATION CRITERIA FOR AT OF THE YEAR

Please email Letters of Recommendation separately to: vatahonorsawards@gmail.com by November 1, 2018

 

The VATA Presidential Service Award is an honor reserved for an individual or group in recognition of their service, contribution, or grassroots effort to the profession of athletic training.

 

Through dedication, selflessness and hard work, their contribution has promoted not only the common mission of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association, but has influenced the patient population in which they serve.

Nomination Form

Athletic Trainer of the Year Award Categories

Athletic Trainer of the Year Nominations are accepted annually in the following categories: 

  • College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year

    • Must be >50% clinical

  • Vito Periello Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year

  • Clinical & Emerging Practice Athletic Trainer of the Year

  • Educator of the Year

  • Researcher of the Year

General Criteria for Nomination

  • Nominees must be a current BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.

  • Nominees must be licensed to practice athletic training in the state of Virginia.

  • Nominees must be a member of the VATA.

  • Nominees can be nominated by any member of the VATA. No self-nominations will be accepted.

    • EXCEPTION:  For the Clinical Emerging Practice Category ONLY, the individual does NOT need to be nominated by a member of the VATA.  However, a certified athletic trainer MUST write the second letter of recommendation. 

  • Recipients of the “Athletic Trainer of the Year” Award in the last four years are not eligible.

  • The President of the VATA is not eligible for nomination.

Guidelines for Submission

  • The sponsoring member must fill out the nomination form  online and email a letter of recommendation for the nominee.

  • The sponsoring member must also solicit 1-letter of recommendation from another individual,supporting the nominee. (This individual does not need to be a member of the VATA.)

  • The recommendation package (nomination form and 2-letters of recommendation) should be sent electronically to VATAhonorsawards@gmail.com

  • Applications must be submitted by 11/1/2018 (this will be communicated each year on the VATA website and through Eblasts). 

  • Awards will be voted upon by the VATA Executive Council.

  • Award winners will be recognized at the VATA Annual Meeting.

The VATA is committed to improving the quality of health care for Virginian’s through education, advocacy, and cooperative efforts with other health care professionals and organizations.  We actively promote the profession and represent the interests of its membership with integrity.

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