Nomination Procedures - Excellence in Sports Physical Therapy Research Award 

  1. Any member of the AASPT may nominate candidates for the award. One (1) award will generally be given in any year. 
  2. All nominations should be submitted online through the Academy's website. Please do not submit materials via mail or email. Nomination packets must include:
    1. Completed online nomination form; 
    2. Current and complete curriculum vitae of the nominee; 
    3. Letter of support from person nominating the member not to exceed two (2) pages; and 
    4. Letters from two (2) individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two (2) pages.  
  3. Please have all materials completed and collected when completing the award application.  There is no way to save applications in-process so please ensure you have all materials compiled before starting the application. 

The Awards Team Coordinator will notify the recipient of the award and obtain written confirmation of acceptance. The name of the recipient will be kept confidential until announced.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and an ad hoc committee comprised of two (2) American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy members, who are appointed by the Awards Committee. Ad hoc committee members shall:

  • have extensive knowledge of sports-related research, published works, and scientific rigor
  • have an established publication record in sports-related scientific works
  • currently not be a member of the  American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Research Committee, Executive Committee, the Awards Committee or be a current nominee for this award
  • make recommendations to the Awards Committee specifically related to the scientific rigor of the nominee’s record

Each ad hoc member will serve two (2) consecutive years, with one of the initial members serving three (3) consecutive years.