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ACAPT’s Awards & Recognition Committee has three unique awards for physical therapist educators.  ACAPT seeks to recognize individuals who exemplify the characteristics of academic excellence in physical therapy and whose contributions toward the same are substantial.

Congrats to 2023 ACAPT award recipients

2023 ACAPT award winners

Learn more about how the 3 award recipients advocate for DEI and integrate innovate teaching strategies.

See past winners.

2024 award nominations

Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of the following ACAPT awards by Sunday, April 30, 2024:

Diversity award

  • ACAPT also offers diversity awards for the APTA Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership (FHEL).  Their annual deadline for the fellowship application is March 15.

    Jaime Gonzalez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, PhD(c) & Laurel Abbruzzesse, PT, EdD, MS completed FHEL in 2023 with the help of these diversity awards.

Student awards

Check out the Center for Excellence in Academic Physical Therapy


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