Criteria for Selection - The Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award

Depth, scope, and quality of contributions in each of the following: 
  1. The nominee shall have forged sustained relationships with other members of sports/health fields and promoted the profession of physical therapy and the specialty of sports physical therapy in a professional manner.
  2. Service to the AASPT through volunteerism by serving in a wide variety of roles (elected and appointed) over a 25 year period.
  3. Professional public visibility by long-standing contributions related to the practice of sports physical therapy, as demonstrated by publications, presentations, and invited lectures over a 25 year period.
  4. Contributions in each of the areas of administration, education (academic or continuing education), patient care, and research over a period of 25 years.
  5. The nominee shall have served as an accomplished role model and provided incentive for other members to grow and reach their highest potential.
  6. Previous recognition of contributions as demonstrated by other awards and honors.
  7. The nominee must be able to attend APTA Combined Sections Meeting for the award presentation.