AzPTA Award Guidelines and Nominating Forms
Arizona Physical Therapy Association (AzPTA) recognizes individuals
with various awards to acknowledge the efforts of clinicians, educators
and leaders who promote and advance the role of the physical therapy
AzPTA award nominations may be submitted at any time,
but we encourage people to submit them by September 1st each year. If
the nominations are submitted after September 1st, the nominations will
be considered for the following year.
PT of the Year
physical therapist who in the past year has demonstrated significant
cooperation in the areas of education, legislation, membership, practice
and public relations.
PTA of the Year
physical therapist assistant who in the past year has demonstrated
significant cooperation in the areas of education, legislation,
membership, practice and public relations.
Pauline Wampler Service Award
recognize and honor an individual who has made a significant, ongoing
and distinguished contribution to the Arizona Physical Therapy
Association (AzPTA) through volunteerism.
Golden Goniometer Award
is a friendly competition among the Physical Therapist and Physical
Therapist Assistant programs in Arizona to recognize the program with the highest percentage of student APTA members.
Educators throughout the state promote the importance and benefits of
membership to their students, and we hope that clinicians who interact
with students do the same. Being a student APTA member provides an
excellent introduction to our professional association, and helps to
instill a sense of professionalism in our students.
Since launching this competition in early 2010, we have seen student membership at Arizona schools surge from just under 200 to 300 members!
APTA and AzPTA continue to develop and implement new ways to support
these students and to prepare them for their future careers.
- 2014 Midwestern University
- 2013 A. T. Still University
- 2013 Northern Arizona University
- 2012 Northern Arizona University
- 2011 Franklin Pierce University
- 2010 Northern Arizona University
APTA Component Awards won by Arizona