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Transition to academia: from clinician to faculty

Transition to physical therapy academia video series


Many institutions have unfilled faculty positions in their doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and physical therapy assistant (PTA) programs, but many who want to join the ranks of academia are uncertain of the steps.

This 3-part series, hosted by the ACAPT's Student Leadership Development Committee, provides an opportunity to explore and learn how to move from clinician to faculty. The webinars are self-paced, allowing the participant to implement steps toward securing a faculty position along the way.  

  • Target audience: Physical therapy students, new graduates, clinical instructors, site coordinators of clinical education (SCCEs), and educators interested in becoming faculty or assisting someone else to become a faculty member.
  • Fee: No charge
  • CEU: None

    Free webinar recordings for students & clinicians interested in academia

    1. CAPTE Standards (Part 1) presented by Lauren Petrisin, PT, DPT 
      CAPTE has new requirements for faculty, including degree preparation, scholarly agenda, contemporary expertise, and other criteria. Explore the steps to review your own curriculum vitae (CV or resume) for potential qualifications, and how to further your qualifications.

    2. The Pillars: Preparing for a career in academia (Part 2) presented by Daniel Dale, PT, DPT
      This webinar describes the three pillars of academia, explains the academic ranks and tenure tracks, and outlines areas of faculty development for future academic consideration.

    3. First steps for the future (Part 3) presented by Kenny Wessel PT, DPT, OCS
      This webinar articulates the importance of work culture and differentiating between a resume and CV, and guides the process to set SMART goals as the first steps to transition from the clinic to the classroom.

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