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The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 AFMTE, Biofreeze and BonVital’ Educators of the Year Award. Cate Miller is

the recipient in the teacher category and Whitney Lowe is the recipient in the continuing education category.

The pool of applicants was of high caliber. Each applicant had to rate themselves on four out of the 10 standards from our NTESP Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers. These standards describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes that form the basis for effective and successful teaching.

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.

Whitney Lowe

Whitney has been teaching continuing education courses for 20 years. His primary areas of expertise are clinical massage and treatment of pain and injury conditions. He has also taught a number of courses on improving teaching skills.

The teacher training he has received has predominantly been informal, but extensive. In addition to these training experiences, he has engaged in an extensive self study of learning theory, instructional design strategies, presentation skills and cognitive science.

Cate Miller

Cate received a B.A. in philosophy and education from the University of Buffalo in New York. She has been teaching since 1982, first at the Educating Hands School of Massage, then the Florida School of Massage (1986-present) and the Sedona School of Massage (2006-present). Her major focus is on NMT, hydrotherapy, anatomy, pathology and ethics.

Please join us at the 2015 Educational Congress in Minneapolis to hear from these winners (as well as the 2015 winners) as they share about the specific ways they demonstrate their commitment to excellence in education.

About the Alliance

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education serves as an independent voice, advocate and resource for the massage therapy and bodywork education community. Its mission is to support, strengthen and elevate educational practices and standards in massage therapy and bodywork. The Alliance may be contacted at 1232 Bonefish Court, Fort Pierce, FL 34949. The phone number is 855-236-8331, the general office email address is [email protected], and the website is http://www.afmte.org.

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