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ACAPT's Research-Intensive Programs in Physical Therapy (RIPPT) consortium promotes academic excellence by strengthening the community of research-intensive physical therapy programs. RIPPT is specifically designed for PT education programs that also offer a PhD degree.
RIPPT meetings are held annually at the Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) and Combined Sections Meeting (CSM).
Join the Consortium
Post your post-doc & PhD-funded positions, along with other PT education jobs at jobs.acapt.org. ACAPT members receive discounts & anyone can post his/her resume for free.
A monthly RIPPT Seminar Series provides an interactive forum on topics of interest to the community of PT researchers & rehabilitation-related fields. Join RIPPT for free at members.acapt.org to learn about upcoming events.
ACAPT partnered with APTA on a "Why pursue a PhD?" podcast featuring a PhD candidate & asst professor
The Research Intensive Programs in Physical Therapy (RIPPT) is a group of PT programs where the promotion and tenure requirements include major accomplishments in research as a requirement for those on that track. These are programs where faculty
are involved in the training of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, and one or more faculty are funded federally at the R01 level.
Among many of these programs:
To learn more about RIPPT, what we do, and the kinds of memberships, please review these RIPPT guidelines.
RIPPT holds regular business meetings twice a year, once at the Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) - typically attended by all program directors, and at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) - typically attended by PTs with active research programs.
ACAPT partnered with APTA on a "Why pursue a PhD?" podcast
If you're interested in RIPPT documents not listed above, please contact the RIPPT secretary on the "Leadership" tab.
NCMRR's Medical Research Resource Network
RIPPT Business Meeting Minutes:
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The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association