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Promoting Excellence in Academic Physical Therapy

Academic institutions collaborating to promote excellence in education, scholarship and research, practice and service

Who is The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy?

The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), originally created as a subgroup by the APTA board of directors in August 2010, then renamed ACAPT, during the 2013 House of Delegates.

The purpose of ACAPT is to advance the enterprise of academic physical therapy by promoting the highest standards of excellence. For the purposes of the Council and its activities, academic physical therapy includes all aspects of physical therapist education, including clinical education, and post-professional education.


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Sep 30, 2016
Motions Presented at ACAPT Business Meeting at ELC

Motions will be presented for approval at ACAPT’s Business Meeting which will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 1:30 – 5:00 pm in the Highland Room at the Tapatio Cliffs Hotel and Resort in Phoenix.

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Sep 30, 2016
Physical Therapist Education-Specific Admissions Examination Questionnaire - Respond by September 30

The purpose of this brief survey is to determine your program's current use of standardized admissions examinations (eg, GRE) and interest in a PT-specific admissions examination.

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Sep 27, 2016
Call for ELI Mentors

APTA is seeking senior physical therapists or physical therapist assistants with significant experience and success as program directors or leaders in physical therapy education to fill 2 mentor vacancies in the Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship for the next cohort

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