This award recognizes PT programs that have successfully demonstrated ongoing initiatives to assist minority students for at least three consecutive years.
The criteria used in selecting the award recipient are:
- Planned, comprehensive initiatives have been developed by the program that can assist in the recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of minority students that demonstrate effectiveness, achievement, and a sustained level or increase in the number of minority students, over a period of at least 3 years; and/or planned, comprehensive initiatives have been developed by the program that can sustain or increase the number of minority faculty recruited, employed, and retained, over a period of at least 3 years.
- Initiatives have been developed that provide services that can assist students and/or faculty from racial and ethnic minority groups.
- Institutional support is demonstrated for the initiatives and efforts put forth by the physical therapist professional education program.
Kudos to Dr. Julian Magee who thought to nominate WUPT for this award and took the lead in doing so. And, special thanks to the students and faculty who contributed letters in support of this nomination.
To read more about the APTA’s Minority Initiative Award, visit this page.