Public Service Award

The Public Service Award, established in 1991 by APTA's Board of Directors, annually recognizes individuals who have demonstrated distinctive support for the physical therapy profession at a national level.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals from the following categories are eligible for nomination:

  • members of Congress and congressional staff,
  • members of a state legislature,
  • federal agency officials,
  • health and legislative association staff, and
  • celebrities and public figures.

Submission Requirements

The nomination process for this award is currently closed. Please check back in December 2014 for information on the 2015 award.

What Recipients Receive

The selected recipient will be invited to attend the APTA Federal Advocacy Forum. The award will be presented at the forum. The recipient also will receive recognition on APTA's website, as well as in PT in Motion and PT in Motion: News Now.

Additional Resources

View highlights from last year's Federal Advocacy Forum, including images of award recipients.

If you have any questions about the nomination process or the award, contact Stephanie Sadowski at 800/999-2782, ext. 3127, or by e-mail at