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Upcoming Benefits

Upcoming Benefits Launching in 2024

Academic Physical Therapy Leadership Team Training
Empowering the Academic Physical Therapy Leadership Team: A unique, multi-phased, hybrid training for your DPT program leadership team.
Simulation Instructor Training for Rehabilitation Professionals (SITReP)

Simulation Instructor Training for Rehab Professionals (SITReP): To provide affordable, standardized, national simulation training incorporating evidence-based best practices & sound pedagogy.

A Blueprint for Excellence in Academic Physical Therapy E-Book

A Blueprint for Excellence e-book: Will outline elements of what an excellent DPT program should consider at its foundation - including curriculum, IPE, clin ed, faculty/student success & more.

Clinical Reasoning Toolbox

Clinical Reasoning Toolbox: A searchable site with data & related instruments on all things clinical reasoning.

Interprofessional Education IPE Compendium

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Compendium with sample IPE activities to inspire your DPT program.

Accessibility Summit 2024

Accessibility Summit 2024 - Designed to identify and address known barriers for students with disabilities in physical therapy education, including technical standards and accommodations.


Four new Institutes to operationalize the Criteria for Excellence & Excellence Framework: Responsive to ACAPT’s strategic plan, informed by members &addressing ongoing challenges, threats & opportunities in the profession.

The institutes will serve as a hub for resources & networking, including task forces designed to support member institutions.

Institute for Academic Advancement to support & promote institutional characteristics reflecting an intentional pursuit of excellence. Will encourage institutional programmatic & clinical development; foster leadership excellence; advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; & facilitate programmatic innovation.

Institute for Teaching & Learning to support & promote curricular attributes ensuring outcomesof educational excellence. Will help encourage educational excellence; facilitate excellence inclinical education; foster curricular innovation; advance educational technology; & integrate professional formation.

Institute for Scholarly Inquiry to cultivate a culture of scholarship & research & ongoing assessment of outcomes in academic programs. Will support scientific research to grow the profession; encourage implementation of discoveries into practice & education; develop best practices for scientific, educational & community-based research; cultivate research leadership& bolster educational preparation through research outcomes.

Institute for Community Engagement to support & promote community engagement in the shared pursuit of excellence. Will promote educational & clinical partnerships; engage in societal health & wellness; & enhance engagement across healthcare disciplines.

Eligibility Information

APTA members who represent institutions of higher education located in the United States of America with a physical therapist education program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) may be designated as Council members by such an institution. The institution will be represented by one academic administrator or other designated full‐time core faculty member (as defined by CAPTE) in the program.

  • Institutions with an accredited physical therapist education program that offer one or more expansion programs shall have one institutional representative selected by the Institution.
  • Institutions with two separately accredited physical therapist education programs may have one designated representative for each of those accredited physical therapist education programs.
  • The individual designated to represent any institution must be a member in good standing of the Association.
  • The institution must continue to maintain a program that is accredited by CAPTE. An institution whose program has lost accreditation shall regain the right to designate a representative to the Council if its program regains accreditation from CAPTE.

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