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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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Feb 20, 2019
Alernate Approval Pathway (AAP) for ACAPT

ACAPT promotes the Alternate Approval Process developed by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy to ease the administrative burden of various stakeholders during the initial processes of students entering the physical therapy community

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Feb 19, 2019
Academic-Clinical Partnerships Webinar

This FREE, dynamic webinar is open to deans, faculty, staff, and students from IPEC member schools, as well as non-members, communities of interest, and practice representatives.

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Feb 14, 2019
ACAPT Opposes CAPTE rule 9.8(a)

On January 10, 2019, the ACAPT Board of Directors adopted the following position

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