• iStock_000023085537_Full
  • iStock_000019022260_Full
  • iStock_000073656593_Full
  • iStock_000071466987_Full
  • iStock_000033210538_Full
  • iStock_000024732512_Full


ACAPT’s Awards & Recognition Committee is happy to announce 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 he same are substantial.

2023 award nominations

Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of the following ACAPT awards by Sunday, April 30, 2023: 

2022 award winners

Congratulations to the 2022 ACAPT award recipients who received their awards at the 17th Annual Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference (ELC).


Emerging Educator Award: Ashley Parish, PT, DPT, CRT


Innovation Award: Shweta Gore, PT, DPT, PhD, CLT


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.

Student awards

Check out the Center for Excellence in Academic Physical Therapy


ACAPT welcomes ideas & solutions to help meet the needs of DPT programs. Submit your suggestions for continuing education, professional development, guidelines, tools, best practices and more.

Center for Excellence in Physical Therapy Logo

Stay Informed & Up-To-Date with ACAPT