Academic Innovation

Clinical education advances

Continuing work to enhance clinical education

In follow-up to ACAPT's Clinical Education Summit in 2014 and its final report from the common terminology, integrated clinical education and student readiness panels, Shawne Soper compiled a final report summarizing ACAPT's advances in clinical education.  See additional clinical education resources here.  

ACAPT's National Consortium of Clinical Education (NCCE) continues to lead the charge for innovative models within clinical education and is a vital part of ACAPT's mission to strive for excellence in PT education.  

ACAPT’s National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE), chaired by Janice Howman, has led ACAPT’s framework to transform clinical education in PT - and in 2020, had the following initiatives:

A NCCE task force completed a payment for clinical experiences final report and ACAPT members approved motions on payment for clinical education experiences:

NCCE also continues to work closely with regional consortia and APTA’s Academy of Education Clinical Education SIG to deliver valuable resources for clinical educators. This year, they co-hosted two sessions for the Collaborative Clinical Education: Success in the 2:1 Model webinar with a total of over 300 participants.  

Each ACAPT member institution should support the NCCE participation of your clinical education team consisting of at least one academic and one clinical faculty member. 72% of ACAPT member institutions have registered their DCE and clinical partner as NCCE members, but we'd like to get to 100%! See details on how to register for FREE.
Janice Howman Photo

Janice Howman, DPT, MEd
ACAPT National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE) Chair

Associate Clinical Professor & Director of Clinical Education at Ohio University