Honors and Awards Committee

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Nominate for all awards using the same form. Nomination Form

Nomination Criteria

Application Guidelines

a. Any voting member of the Association 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.
b. The nominator must send a detailed file of the candidate to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair.

RMATA ATHLETIC TRAINER SERVICE AWARD

Individuals must meet the following requirements to be nominated for the award:

    1. Be a member of RMATA.
    2. Provide any notable service to the NATA at the State, District, or National Level.
    3. Be in good standing with the Board of Certification or have retired in good standing.

The file shall include:

    1. RMATA Award Nomination Cover Sheet
    2. Three Letter(s) of Recommendation
    3. Resume/vita that includes professional education; career history; professional certification(s) and licensure; documentation of service to the NATA; and other pertinent information to help with the selection

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

RMATA Special Recognition Award

Individuals must meet the following requirements to be nominated for the award:

    1. Be a member of RMATA.
    2. Provide any notable service to the NATA at the State, District, or National Level.
    3. Be in good standing with the Board of Certification or have retired in good standing.

The file shall include:
    1. RMATA Award Nomination Cover Sheet
    2. ONE Letter(s) of Recommendation
    3. Documentation of service to the RMATA NATA, and other pertinent information to help with the selection
All recommendations must be complete and submitted to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair no later than February 1st 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.
All recommendations must be complete and submitted to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair no later than January 15 of each year. 

RMATA EDUCATOR AWARDS

Individuals must meet the following requirements to be nominated for the awards:


    1. Current certified membership in the RMATA for at least 3 years immediately prior to receiving the award
    2. Recognition as an educator; teacher or instructor, preceptor, mentor or advisor of athletic training in a secondary school, college or university setting: 
      1. For the Distinguished Educator Award, must have at least 10 years of service.
      2. For the Educator Recognition Award there is no minimum service requirement.
    3. Recognition for service at the state, or regional level in professional organizations concerned with the field of athletic training
    4. Evidence of excellence within the classroom, clinic, or athletic training room in regards to the education of athletic training students or one’s peers
    5. Evidence of quality in published manuscripts and/or in formal oral presentations concerned with issues in athletic training
    6. Letter of recommendation from an RMATA member nominating the candidate
    7. Letter of recommendation from someone who can provide feedback about the teaching/educating quality of the candidate.
The file shall include:
    1. Letters of recommendation (as outlined above)
    2. RMATA Educator Recognition nomination form
    3. Academic background: Resume or vita may be presented for all the following.
    4. Active and completed research (if applicable)
    5. Published research (if applicable)
    6. Course work taught, students served (what academic setting)
    7. Classroom teaching innovations
    8. Course work developed, instruction provided
    9. Professional memberships
    10. Positions (elected or appointed) held on state, district or national levels of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
    11. Positions (elected or appointed) held on state, regional or national levels of other professional organizations
    12. Educational consultant work
    13. Speaking engagements at the community, state, regional or national levels
    14. Community service, such as Red Cross or American Heart Association, etc.
    15. Service such as committee involvement, thesis advising, etc.
    16. Other appropriate material as requested by the committee.
All recommendations must be complete and submitted to the RMATA Honors and Awards Chair no later than January 15 of each year.

RMATA DISTIGUISHED ATHLETIC TRAINER AWARD
Individuals must meet the following requirements to be nominated for the award:
    1. Be a member of RMATA for a minimum of 15 years.
    2. Be a member of the NATA for a minimum of 15 years.
    3. Be in good standing with the Board of Certification or have retired in good standing.
The file shall include:
    1. RMATA Award Nomination Cover Sheet
    2. Three letters of Recommendation
      1. Two letters from an ATC
      2. One letter from someone outside the profession
    3. Resume/vita that includes professional education; career history; professional certification(s) and licensure; and other pertinent information to help with the selection
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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