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Nominate for all awards using the same form.  Nomination Form 

Please note: Any required documents must be submitted to: honorsandawards@rmata.org

 

Nomination Criteria

Application Guidelines

  1. Any voting member of the RMATA may nominate individuals for the award. Students may recommend qualified persons to a certified member of the RMATA for  nomination; however, a certified member of the RMATA must make the nomination.

  2. The nominator must send a detailed file of the candidate to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair to complete the application process.  See below for specific instructions.



 

RMATA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

This Award is to recognize a member who has demonstrated an impact to the RMATA and its members.  This activity may have occurred at the state, regional, district or national level.

 

Individuals must meet the following requirements for consideration:

  1. Be a member of the RMATA for a minimum of 5 years.

  2. Provide notable service to the RMATA.  This could include work at the state, district or national level that impacts the RMATA and its membership.

  3. Be in good standing with the Board of Certification and respective state regulating agency or have retired in good standing.

 

The documents needed for consideration include:

  1. Completed RMATA Nomination Form (online form) with the following documents included and uploaded or sent to honorsandawards@rmata.org 

    1. One letter of recommendation that outlines candidate service and its impact to the RMATA and its membership.

    2. If necessary, documentation of service may be included to support the letter of recommendation.  A resume/vitae may be included.

All recommendations must be completed and submitted with the nomination form or to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair no later than January 15 of each year.



 

RMATA DISTINGUISHED ATHLETIC TRAINER AWARD

The Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award is for a candidate with a long history of impactful service for the RMATA.  This candidate may have served at the state, district and national level, and their efforts assisted in advancing the RMATA and its membership.

 

Individuals must meet the following qualifications for nomination:

  1.  Be an RMATA member for at least 15 years.

  2. Demonstrate history of impactful service to the RMATA.  This service could be at the state, district, regional or national level, but affects the RMATA and its members.

  3. Be in good standing with the Board of Certification, the respective state regulating agency or retired in good standing.

 

The documents needed for consideration include:

  1. Completed RMATA Nomination Form (online form) with the following documents included and uploaded or sent to honorsandawards@rmata.org 

    1. Two letters of recommendation that outline candidate service and its impact to the RMATA and its membership.

    2. Supporting documentation of service.  This could be a resume/vita, or list of activities including, but not limited to

      1. Service as officer, committee chair, committee member, task force, ad hoc member, etc. (elected or appointed) 

      2. Volunteer work as an AT 

      3. Scholarly (research, publications, presentations)

      4. Advocacy and promotion of the profession and the RMATA

      5. Unique contributions

 

All recommendations must be complete and submitted with the nomination form or to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair no later than January 15 of each year.



 

EDUCATOR RECOGNITION AWARDS 

Both the Educator Recognition Award and Distinguished Educator Award acknowledge an educator; teacher or instructor, preceptor, mentor or advisor of athletic training in a secondary school, college, university, clinical, industrial, military and/or other non-traditional (i.e. rodeo, dance, etc) setting who has made an impact on athletic training education and provided an exemplary educational experience for athletic training students.

 

A candidate for the Educator Recognition Award shall 

  1. Have been an RMATA member for a minimum of three years.

  2.  Demonstrate service at the state, district, regional or national level in professional organizations concerned with the field of athletic training

  3. Evidence of excellence within the classroom, clinic, or athletic training room in regards to the education of athletic training students or one’s peers

  4. Be in good standing with the Board of Certification, the respective state regulating agency or retired in good standing.

 

The documents needed include:

  1. The completed RMATA Nomination Form (online) including the following documents uploaded or sent to honorsandawards@rmata.org 

    1. One letter of recommendation from an RMATA member advocating 

    2. One letter of recommendation from a colleague or former student  providing feedback on the quality of candidate education/teaching methodology.

    3. Documentation such as a resume/vita or list that includes, but is not limited to the following items:

      1. Research and publications (if applicable) and if employment-related

      2. Course work taught (if applicable)

      3. Service positions within athletic training organizations

      4. Professional memberships

      5. Speaking engagements

      6. Volunteer community service

      7. Innovations in teaching

      8. Efforts to support athletic training students, outside of job responsibilities, that assisted them in becoming better practitioners


 

A candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award shall 

  1. Have been an RMATA member for a minimum of ten years.

  2. Demonstrate service at the state, district, regional or national level in professional organizations concerned with the field of athletic training

  3. Evidence of excellence within the classroom, clinic, or athletic training room in regards to the education of athletic training students or one’s peers

  4. Be in good standing with the Board of Certification, the respective state regulating agency or retired in good standing.

 

The documents needed include:

  1. The completed RMATA Nomination Form(online) including the following documents uploaded

  1. One letter of recommendation from an RMATA member advocating 

  2. One letter of recommendation from a colleague or former student  providing feedback on the quality of candidate education/teaching methodology.

  3. Documentation such as a resume/vita or list that includes, but is not limited to the following items:

    1. Research and publications (if applicable) and if employment-related

    2. Course work taught (if applicable)

    3. Service positions within athletic training organizations

    4. Professional memberships

    5. Speaking engagements

    6. Volunteer community service

    7. Innovations in teaching

    8. Honors and accolades

    9. Educational consultant work

    10. Efforts to support athletic training students, outside of job responsibilities, that assisted them in becoming better practitioners

    11. Efforts to support athletic trainers in underserved populations or emerging settings (i.e. high schools w/o ATs, indigenous populations, lower SES).   


 

All recommendations must be complete and submitted to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair at honorsandawards@rmata.org  no later than January 15 of each year.



 

RMATA Hall of Fame

Individuals must meet all of the following requirements, unless exempted by special considerations:

 

  1. Must have served as an athletic trainer for 20 years within the RMATA/District 7

  2. Must have been a member of the RMATA for 20 years.

  3. Must have served in a recognizable capacity in the RMATA.

  4. Must have made contributions to the athletic training profession that have brought distinction to the RMATA, or be recognized as having given significant service to the RMATA.

 

Special Considerations (must meet the voting point minimum and must have an additional letter of recommendation)

  1. Deceased RMATA athletic trainers, who have not met the length of service requirement (20 years), may be considered if they had, while working in the athletic training field, brought distinction to the RMATA because of their own achievements, contributions to the profession, or service to the RMATA.

  2. Athletic trainers in another NATA district who, at one time did serve within the RMATA, may be considered if the contributions to the athletic training profession have brought distinction to the profession. The length of service requirement (20 years) would be mandatory.

  3. Athletic trainers who are natives to the RMATA (born within boundaries or educated within district) who have made significant contributions to the athletic training profession, and have brought distinction to the RMATA or NATA may be considered. They must have served as an athletic trainer for at least 20 years.

  4. Former RMATA athletic trainers who have not met the length of service requirement, but who have given considerable service to the RMATA may be considered.

  5. An RMATA athletic trainer who has met the 20-year requirement, but has not served on the Board, or on a committee, may be considered if he/she has given obvious outstanding service to the RMATA in other ways.

 

The file shall include

  1. Minimum 2 letters of recommendation from separate athletic trainers.

  2. Resume/vita of candidate.

  3. Other letters of recommendation are acceptable.

All recommendations must be complete and submitted to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair no later than January 15 of each year. 

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