Award Nominations




HOF Award Overview and Information


The Hall of Fame is the highest honor offered by Oregon Athletic Trainers’ Society (OATS) in recognition to Athletic Trainers who have made significant contribution at the state level. Individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame must exemplify the mission of OATS by enhancing the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers, and advancing the athletic training profession with such qualities as leadership, service, dedication, scholarly activities and professionalism. The nominee has been recognized as having made significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession. This award is given to Athletic Trainers who have shown meritorious service to OATS, made contributions to the improvement of the athletic training profession in the state of Oregon, and provided superior service to the Oregon Athletic Training Society.


HOF Eligibility Criteria
  1. OATS member, minimum of 15 years practicing as an Athletic Trainer in Oregon.
  2. Nominated by a certified member in OATS.
  3. Members may be nominated more than once.

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Click here for the HOF nomination form.


YP Award Overview and Information



This award is a unique to OATS Young Professionals. This is a meritorious award designed to recognize those with no more than 15 years in the profession that encompasses the depth and breadth of the nominee’s character, clinical skills/knowledge/abilities, and selfless service:

  1. The nominee embodies and contributes to the ideas, goals, and mission of OATS
  2. The nominee has demonstrated a high level of service, professionalism, and competence in their place of work.
  3. The nominee maintains the highest level of honor, respect, and integrity in their professional setting and to the community.
  4. The nominee has demonstrated initiative, leadership, and ability to inspire other professionals where the profession has directly benefited.
  5. The nominee demonstrates extracurricular activities, work-life balance, and time management skills.

YP Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must be member of the Oregon Athletic Trainer’s Society.
  2. Must be a certified member or certified student member.
  3. Must have been a member of OATS for a minimum of ONE CALENDAR YEAR prior to nomination.
  4. Must be considered “young professional” at time of nomination (having been certified no more than 15 years).
  5. An athletic trainer may not be awarded twice.
  6. A nominator may nominate only one athletic trainer per year.

Click here for the YP nomination form.


Ally Award Overview and Information


The Athletic Training Ally Award is meant to recognize an individual or organization that promotes and supports the athletic training profession by providing services that lead to the betterment of health care for the physically active population or the advocacy and advancement of the AT Profession. This could include, but not limited to:


  1. Promotion of health and safety,
  2. Advocating for ATs,
  3. Participation in important legislation,
  4. Education or mentorship of ATs.

Ally Award Eligibility Criteria

The nominee may be any individual or organization that supports the profession of athletic training in the State of Oregon. Examples might include licensed medical providers, legislators, safety advocates, athletic trainers or other supporters of athletic training in the State of Oregon.


Click here for the Ally Award nomination form.