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Faculty award for humanities, ethics & professionalism

Award for integrating humanities, ethics and/or professionalism in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) education

$1,000 award from ACAPT's Consortium for Humanities, Ethics & Professionalism (CHEP) supports novel research, education or practice opportunities that aim to foster the integration of the humanities, ethics and/or professionalism into physical therapist education.

Thanks to the generous support from the International Society for Progression in Rehabilitation & Education (InSPIRE) SWADES and ACAPT.  InSPIRE SWADES was formed to address a need for cohesive action on the part of rehabilitation professionals (academic and clinical) and other health care scientists, as well as students, residents and fellows of rehab professions and healthcare science, of Indian Origin, residing in the United States of America. The InSPIRE Swades Inc. was also formed to maintain the identity of this group of people, to provide a forum for charitable, educational, cultural, and scientific interaction among its members.

Congratulations to 2022 faculty award recipient -- Program Director/Associate Professor Mary Anne Riopel, PT, DPT, PhD at Moravian University! 

Submission guidelines

Faculty provided the following in Times New Roman, 1.5x spacing, 12-point font.  

  • Name
  • Address
  • Business phone number
  • Email
  • Submission details (2-page maximum)
  • Project title
  • Project aim
  • Background or rationale
  • How will the project's success be measured?
  • How will the project be sustained?

See the reviewers' rubric here..


The 2022 deadline has now passed.  Revisit this page for future opportunities.

About CHEP

Learn more about ACAPT's Consortium for Humanities, Ethics & Professionalism (CHEP).  Individual members of ACAPT member institutions can join CHEP for free.

CHEP advocates for the importance of the humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education practice because excellent clinical practice requires the ability to make meaningful connections with patients and to make decisions in unclear or vulnerable circumstances.

To that aim, the consortium provides a forum for discussion of the art of physical therapy and the lived experience of patients, thereby creating a platform for sharing resources that focus on how to teach humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education.

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