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Outstanding Site Coordinator for Clinical Education Award


The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding Site Coordinator for Clinical Education (SCCE) who consistently demonstrate exceptional skills in the supervision and education of Clinical Instructors through mentoring as well as serving as a role model for Clinical Education.  Emphasis is placed on quality of teaching, communication, interpersonal relationships, professional competence, mentoring, modeling, and professionalism.


Nominee’s must be a licensed PT or PTA with at least three years’ experience as a SCCE supervising multiple Clinical Instructors and coordinating PT/PTA clinical experiences at one or more clinical sites.

The nominee must also meet the following criteria:

  1. Member of the APTA
  2. Level 1 Credentialed Clinical Instructor


  1. Nominee distinguishes themselves as an outstanding SCCE through the demonstration of qualities as a SCCE based on established APTA criteria including mentoring, modeling, clinical competence, communication/interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, program planning, teaching/instructional skills, supervisory and evaluation skills, and professionalism
  2. Nominee demonstrates outstanding qualities as a SCCE based on established criteria.
  3. The outstanding qualities will be documented through information obtained from Academic Program and Clinical recommendation forms and recommendation letters.
  4. Documentation will distinguish and support the “outstanding” qualities of the nominee as compared to that of other SCCE’s. 

Individuals who are current members of the Academy of Education Board of Directors, the APTA Board of Directors, or APTA Staff are not eligible for the award and may not participate in the nomination process.


Nominations must be initiated by a DCE/ACCE or a CI using the online nomination form. 

  1. Nomination must include:
    • The Outstanding SCCE Nomination Information.
    • A written nomination summary addressing the characteristics that distinguish the nominee or nominees. The summary should carefully document the ways in which the nominee(s) fulfill(s) the criteria noted above.
    • Two support letters from Association members. These letters should support the nomination letter by providing a personal account of the teaching activities that distinguish the nominee(s). The authors of the support letters must include their APTA Membership ID number.
    • The nomination summary and letters of support should include individuals from both the academic program and clinical site.
  2. A formal resume or curriculum vitae. This should establish that the nominee meets the award criteria (APTA membership and Level 1 Credentialed Clinical Instructor) and include biographical information pertaining to major professional activities and accomplishments of the nominee.

If a nominee was not selected for the award, the nominator may re-submit the same nomination one time only in the next year with the option of updating supporting documents. If the nomination is submitted in subsequent years, the packet must be completely updated.

Any additional materials that accompany the nomination will not be considered by the selection committee.