ACAPT 2021 Annual Report

The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) supports academic institutions to strive for excellence in physical therapist education

Greetings ACAPT Members,

2021 continues to bring us opportunities and challenges.  It has been a very busy year for ACAPT as we brought to a close our 2018-2021 strategic plan including:

In August 2021, the ACAPT board of directors met at Northwestern University in Chicago to begin work on a new 2021-2024 strategic plan.  Through our strategic planning consultant, Paul Meyer with Tecker International, we sought stakeholder feedback to inform the plan as we developed a vision for the future of ACAPT.  On a personal note, I am saddened to inform folks that Paul passed away suddenly in September.  We will continue work on the plan with one of Paul’s associates and will have a draft of the plan for the membership before the end of the year.

There has been so much great work by our ACAPT consortia, committees. and task forces over this past year.  I am so grateful for the commitment of all of the folks who have given of their time and talents to accomplish this work.  Please click through this annual report to learn of all of the work done by these groups this past year.

I want to highlight the work of our new National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission this year.  We are so excited for the planning of the DEI Summit to be held in June 2022. In addition, the DEI Consortium led by Dr. Senobia Crawford has been active with webinars and other activities.  I encourage you to visit the ACAPT diversity resource page for other updates.

We know both 2020 & 2021 have been tough for PT academic and clinical educators.  Thanks again to our unsung heroes – academic faculty, professional staff and clinical educators – for staying the course and providing our students excellent education. 

See my full 2021 president’s report (presented at ELC).

I look forward to working with all of you as we move into 2022!

Mark Reinking, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA
Board-certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
ACAPT President 2020 - 2023

Thank you to the full ACAPT Board of Directors.

Barb Sanders

ACAPT engagement is growing!  Website traffic increased 255% since last year.  

Review  ACAPT's mission, vision, core values and 2018 - 2021 strategic plan.  The board met in August 2021 to begin the development of the next strategic plan, based on valuable feedback from the member survey.