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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:


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Make sure your educational institution is an ACAPT member.

Members can access a member directory & other benefits at members.acapt.org.

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Representation at your institution: Each member institution has an equal vote on important PT education issues.

Since the faculty and clinical partners who are APTA members at your organization are covered by your ACAPT institution membership, we encourage all to create ACAPT online accounts to take advantage of your member benefits.

When creating your accounts, you can also opt-in for the free, bi-monthly ACAPT enewsletter.

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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.

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Network with your peers by joining a consortia - it's free for ACAPT individual members!

Consortia are a way for academic & clinical professionals to discuss specific PT education subjects in an ongoing forum. Refer your fellow faculty, clinical educators, and academic administrators to the consortia that are appropriate for them.

ACAPT is also a proud sponsor of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education that brings together stakeholders from multiple nations and professions to network & illuminate issues within health professional education.

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Interested in pursuing scholarly opportunities?

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

And check out these education research resources.

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Recognize your DPT student leaders by nominating them for ACAPT's National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society.

If your institution has a PT-related PhD program, we'll list it for free in our popular directory.

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Mentor others pursuing publication of research and encourage research mentees to connect with the PT Education Research Network.

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Incorporate ACAPT's Physical Therapist Clinical Education Glossary terms at your institution and clinics.

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Attend an upcoming ACAPT event, including the annual Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) in October to network and earn CEUs. Continue expanding your expertise through recorded events here.

You also benefit from discounted Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) events since ACAPT is an IPEC member.

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Expand your professional network by connecting with ACAPT on social media: Facebook,  Twitter, YouTube and  LinkedIn.

Don't forget to use the ACAPT member directory at members.acapt.org too.

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

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Volunteer with a task force or committee on a specific issue facing the PT academic community. ACAPT's board of directors designates the participants after soliciting interest from members.  See current volunteer opportunities here.

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What are the top 12 skills every successful leader needs?

Use this unique PT leadership self-development guide - the Leadership Compass - to assess your skills and set a plan to grow.

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Integrate ACAPT's traffic rules for admissions into your program.

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Strive for excellence within your DPT program:

  • Access these resources of important PT education topics.
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Celebrating APTA's Centennial

 

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Stay Informed & Up-To-Date with ACAPT