ACAPT will drive excellence and innovation in physical therapist education to develop expert professionals who support healthy movement for all.
The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to excellence in physical therapist education programs as a whole.
The best minds in academic PT are here. Our organizational membership includes over 95% of all U.S.-accredited physical therapist programs. We serve and represent the staff of these 242 PT educational institutions, including:
ACAPT develops the entrepreneurial leadership skills of PT academic staff so they can develop tomorrow's physical therapy leaders in health care.
We create methods to benchmark excellence in PT education.
We're expanding and promoting educational research.
We advance innovative clinical education models.
We promote professional and community service.
We collaborate with organizations representing health professional education.
We invite you to engage with ACAPT to define and deliver excellence and innovation in academic physical therapy:
ACAPT is the principal voice representing academic physical therapists.
As critical members of the health care team, physical therapists enjoy high job satisfaction, interest from students, consumer demand and good employment rates. Physical therapy education programs are often among the strongest academic programs. ACAPT celebrates this excellence, and we want to preserve and nurture it.
But physical therapist programs in higher education face several challenges.
ACAPT was formed in 2013 to provide a new, unified voice for academic physical therapists. Previously, academic institutions were represented through an academic administrators special interest group within the Education
Section (now called the Academy of Physical Therapy Education or APTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
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The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association
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