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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 Sports Physical Therapy Section.
  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 Sports Physical Therapy Section.
  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 SPTS 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 SPTS 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 SPTS 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.
  • 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 SPTS Awards Ceremony at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

 

Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator

1998 Kevin Wilk

2000  Mike Voight

2003  Allen Hardin

2004  John Guido

2005  Laura Schmitt

2006   Tim Tyler

2007 Scott Straker

2008 Barb Springer

2009 Susan Tillman

2010 Steve Hoffman  

2011 Teresa Schuemann

2012Chuck Thigpen

2013 Airelle Hunter Giordano  

2014 Michael Rosenthal