Friend of the Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy Award


To acknowledge an individual, group or organization/institution who has made outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of cardiovascular and or pulmonary rehabilitation and who has been an advocate of the Academy or the profession of physical therapy. 


Nominees for the award must: 

  1. have demonstrated excellence in either clinical practice, academic practice, philanthropy, or research;
  2. have promoted physical therapy in their career or in their organization’s mission either in research, educational programs, or professional liaisons, through state, section or national involvement
  3. Not be eligible to be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association due to their professional designation. 

Criteria for Selection 

  1. Quality and quantity of contributions to the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation community and to the physical therapy profession.
  2. Effect on shape, scope, and quality of physical therapy practice in cardiovascular, pulmonary, or wellness.
  3. Effect on other physical therapists’ abilities to practice. 

Procedure for Nomination: 

  1. Nominations may be submitted by physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who are members of the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.
  2. Nominations must be submitted on form below.
  3. Two letters of support are also required.
Friend of the Academy Nomination Form