Outstanding Physical Therapist and/or Physical Therapist Assistant Student Award



Established in 1993 to give support to physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students and to encourage active participation of student members in IPTA and APTA.


To acknowledge students who are going into their final year of study, who excel academically and clinically, and who have contributed time and effort to IPTA or APTA. [For example a student nominated in August of 2008 will graduate from the program in May of 2009]


Nominees must be active student members of APTA, currently enrolled in a PT or PTA program and have a permanent address in the state of Idaho. Preference for this award is given to students who either remain in or return to Idaho and who actively participate in the IPTA.

Procedure for Nomination:

Nominations for the Awards may be submitted by non-members and members of IPTA, including faculty members or clinical instructors, and should be submitted to the IPTA Executive Director by August 1 of the calendar year in which the award is to be given. IPTA Executive Committee will recommend recipients to the Board of Directors for approval at the Association’s Spring Board of Directors Meeting.

Nominations should include:

  1. Letter of nomination.
  2. Grade point average and ranking in class.
  3. At least two letters of support, including academic advisor or clinical instructor.
  4. Listing of IPTA or APTA activities and reason(s) why the student is deserving of the nomination.
  5. Evidence of leadership in the academic program.

To nominate an SPT, complete this form.

To nominate an SPTA, complete this form