Academic Innovation

Fostering excellence in PT education

ACAPT is committed to identifying and promoting educational best practices and to provide resources to help academic physical therapy programs foster excellence.  To that end, two task forces completed impressive work in 2021:

The task force to establish a blueprint for excellence:  Essentials for a DPT program had a hiatus, but is looking for additional volunteers to commit to this important work in the fall of 2021.

ACAPT is committed to its Criteria for Excellence. An excellent academic program demonstrates a culture of excellence by continually and intentionally striving to transform learners, advance knowledge, and improve societal health; this is achieved when the academic culture supports the ongoing development and integration of three domains: Inquiry, inclusion, and innovation.