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Are you our next Educator of the Year?

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) is now accepting applications for its 2019 Educators of the Year Awards.

The Alliance published the National Teacher Education Standards Project’s NTESP Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers in 2013. This document includes ten standards, each of which describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes that form the basis for effective and successful teaching.

As part of this, the AFMTE, Biofreeze, and Bon Vital’ established the Educators of the Year Award: one to recognize a teacher in a school setting and one to recognize a continuing education provider.

This award honors excellence in massage and bodywork education and serves to foster a culture that supports raising the standards of excellence in massage and bodywork education. The recipients are chosen based on their experience, teacher training taken, and how well they meet the core competency standards.

Complete an application and return it on or before April 15, 2019. Educators can directly apply or be nominated by a colleague. Winners will be announced and contacted directly on June 1, 2019.

Each winner receives the following:

* 1-year Teacher or CE Provider Membership in the AFMTE
* 1 free registration to the 2019 AFMTE Educational Congress in Philadelphia
* A Crystal Apple Award
* $1,000 Stipend (for travel, lodging and miscellaneous expenses) to be reimbursed at the conference
* Over $250 in free product packages from Biofreeze and Bon Vital’ featuring their top product lines
* An opportunity to give a 20-minute presentation on the opening day of the Congress

The AFMTE encourages those interested to view previous winners on their website.

About the AFMTE

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education serves as an independent voice, advocate and resource for the massage therapy and bodywork education community. Our mission is to support, strengthen and elevate educational practices and standards in massage therapy and bodywork. The Alliance may be contacted at P.O. Box 40014, Tucson, AZ 85717. The phone number is (520) 329-2627; the general office email address is; and the website is