Educator of the Year


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2017 AFMTE, Biofreeze & Bon Vital’

Educator of the Year?

AFMTE Educator of the YearThe Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, Biofreeze, and BonVital’ are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2017 Educators of the Year Award (1 for a teacher in a school setting and 1 for a continuing education provider). This award honors excellence in massage therapy and bodywork education, and serves to foster a culture that supports raising the standards of excellence in massage therapy and bodywork education. The recipients are chosen based on their experience, teacher training taken, and how well they meet the Core Competency standards that the AFMTE published in 2013. The Core Competency document includes ten standards, each of which describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which form the basis for effective and successful teaching.  

4 Steps to Completing your Application

Step 1.  Click most appropriate application button below

Step 2.  Click the download button in the upper right hand corner of screen and save to your computer.

Step 3.  Open the saved document on your computer – complete the form, save the changes.

Step 4.  Email completed application before April 15, 2017 to

Each applicant is required to complete an application and return it to  on or before April 15, 2017. You will receive an email notification when your completed application has been received. Winners will be announced and contacted directly by June 1, 2017.



Each Winner Receives

  • 1-year Membership (CE Provider or Teacher) in the AFMTE
  • 1 free registration to the 2017 AFMTE Conference
  • Award
  • $1,000 Stipend (for travel, lodging, and miscellaneous expenses) to be reimbursed at the conference
  • Over $250 in FREE Products packages Biofreeze and BonVital’
  • Meet the winners in person at the 2017 Educational Congress 

If you have questions please email  

How to complete the Educator of the Year Application:



Meet all our recipients since 2013 here




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