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Professional Excellence in Athletic Training Award Criteria

In 2015 the name changed from the Athletic Trainer of the Year Award to Professional Excellence in Athletic Training.

In the event that no nomination is received or the Awards Committee rejects all nominee/s, the Executive Council is then responsible for putting forth a nomination.

Please save forms as Word documents and email them as attachments to Megan Lawrance. All other letters of recommendation and resumes should also be sent as Word documents as well. For questions, email Megan Lawrance.


Nomination Process

The following must be completed in order to be considered for an award:

  1. The nomination form and all required materials must be completed and submitted by the deadline of March 1.
  2. A curriculum vitae/resume MUST be submitted before a nominee is presented to the full Awards Committee.
  3. Letter(s) of support strongly recommended.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Only Indiana state licensed Athletic Trainers may receive this award.
  2. The nominee must have worked a minimum of five (5) years at an institution in Indiana.
  3. It is preferred that the nominee has NATA membership, but this is not required.
  4. The nominee should be active in advancing the profession of athletic training and sports medicine (i.e., education, research, speaking, writing, etc.).
  5. The nominee should be a well-respected member of their community (i.e., volunteer, civic organizations, church, and/or school).
  6. The nominee should make contributions/support to the IATA and the profession of athletic training.
  7. The nominee should make contributions to healthcare in Indiana.

Selection Process

  1. The Honors and Awards Committee shall make a recommendation of up to 3 nominees to the IATA Executive Council.
  2. In the event that no nomination is received, the Awards Committee rejects all nominee/s, or the Executive Council rejects the nominee/s, the Awards Committee is then responsible for nominating and recommending a candidate to the Executive Council.
  3. Non-selected nominees will be considered one additional year following the initial nomination.

Election Process

  1. The Executive Council officially selects the recipients of the Professional Excellence Award.
  2. The Election results are publicly announced at the IATA Annual Educational Meeting.

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