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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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Dec 18, 2018
University of Iowa 2018 Educational Summit: Student Debt Crisis in Academic Physical Therapy

An outstanding team of people from the University of Iowa, APTA, and ACAPT leadership, as well as academic/clinical leaders, and recent graduates gather together to develop solutions to confront the challenges of student debt.

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Dec 18, 2018
Call for Volunteers for the Panel on Simulation in Physical Therapy Education

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Dec 18, 2018
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Task Force to Enhance Academic Programs Awareness to the Mental Health and Wellness Needs of Students and Future Clinicians

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