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Academic Innovation

Continuing Leadership Development

In 2023, ACAPT is continuing its commitment to leadership development through:


Leadership team training

Design of a new leadership team workshop is underway and emphasizes the value of a team working more cohesively within the DPT program, while providing training unique to each position:

  • Program directors
  • Directors of clinical education (DCEs)
  • Other members of the program leadership team
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Addressing the student debt crisis

In April 2023, ACAPT experts led a webinar on a critical issue for DPT programs: Student debt in PT: The crisis & way forward.  Be sure to watch the recording.

At the 2023 Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference (ELC), a pre-conference workshop builds upon the webinar to help DPT programs design their own customized action plan for addressing student debt.


Supporting education research through hands-on training

Every DPT program must commit to some level of scholarship and research.  ACAPT is a proud co-sponsor of a highly-interactive 4-day Grantwriting & mentorship in education research (GAMER) workshop providing participants with the expertise & support to be successful at the national level in obtaining funding for PT education research.

Education Research: How to Begin Your Journey (mini-GAMER) at ELC is a one-day workshop supporting the development of the next generation of education researchers by connecting participants with research mentors who help develop a plan of action for their research question.

ACAPT also sponsors Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) - a 4-day workshop providing the expertise and support to be successful at the national level in obtaining research grant support. 

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