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Get Involved with ACAPT

Welcome to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)!

ACAPT's mission is to support academic institutions to strive for excellence in physical therapist education.  See more about who ACAPT is here.

Below are the top ways you can get involved and stay informed:

  1. Sign up for ACAPT's Enews, a free, bi-monthly enewsletter delivering updates for PT academic administrators, faculty, clinical educators and students.  Tell your colleagues to sign up.

  2. Make sure your educational institution is an ACAPT member.

  3. Designate your Director of Clinical Education (DCE) or another faculty member directly involved with your clinical education program to be a representative to ACAPT's National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE)

    It’s easy and free to join: Academic programs simply need to identify a clinical partner and then register your NCCE Academic & Clinical Institutional Pair. See benefits and NCCE’s FAQs here.

  4. Join a consortia - it's free for ACAPT members! Faculty, academic administrators & clinical educators who are APTA members and work for an ACAPT member institution are welcome.

    Consortia are a way for academic & clinical professionals to discuss specific physical therapy education subject in in on-going forum. Refer your fellow faculty, clinical educators and academic administrators to the consortia that's appropriate for them.

5.  Participate in ACAPT's National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society.

6.  Subscribe to the PT Education Research Network listserv and post your thoughts and questions to your peers.

7.  Sign up to be a mentor or mentee with the PT Education Research Network.

8.  Check out ACAPT's Physical Therapist Clinical Education Glossary and implement these terms at your institution.

9.  Attend an upcoming ACAPT event, including the annual Educational Leadership Conference in October.

10.  Join ACAPT's conversations on social media: Facebook,  Twitter and  LinkedIn.

11.  Post your open positions (or your resume) to ACAPT's Career Center.

12.  Volunteer with a task force on a specific issue facing the PT academic community. ACAPT's board of directors designates the participants after soliciting interest from members.

13.  Consider getting involved with a committee to further ACAPT's strategic goals of: academic innovation, knowledge to elevate health care and academic leadership & advocacy.

14. Review ACAPT's traffic rules for admissions.

15. Check out ACAPT governance topics below:

Join the Conversation. Contribute and Share in the ACAPT Discussions

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