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Outstanding Student Award

AWARD DESCRIPTION (download the .pdf version)

To acknowledge a Student Physical Therapist or Student Physical Therapist Assistant who has made significant contributions to the professional organization or to the promotion of physical therapy in the community.


A plaque will be presented at the OPTA Annual Recognition Meeting & Luncheon on April 14, 2018. An official announcement of the award will appear in OPTA’s magazine, ACCESS, and will be posted on the OPTA website.


  1. Nominee must be a member in good standing of the OPTA.
  2. Nominee must have good academic standing.
  3. Demonstrated involvement in the promotion of physical therapy or community service (e.g. organizing or participating in community events such as Race for the Cure or PT Month).
  4. Demonstrated leadership amongst peers. 
  5. Demonstrated significant contributions to OPTA -- (e.g. speaking to other students about the benefits of belonging, attending events, etc.)


  • Complete online submission form to submit your nomination; all nominations must be submitted online, along with one support letter attached to the form.
  • Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019.

The nominator is responsible for submitting the following documents as a single email

  •  One letter of support focusing on the strengths of the nominee in relation to award criteria.

Notification of receipt of nomination packet

  • After successful submission of the nomination, the nominator will receive a confirmation email.
  • The Awards Committee Chair will notify the nominator when all required materials have been received and the nomination package is considered complete.
  •  Once the nomination is received, the nominee will be contacted to obtain their Curriculum Vitae/Resume.


The Awards Committee Chair will notify the award recipient/nominator pair and those not selected promptly via a formal letter sent on OPTA letterhead.

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