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Webinar Information

Recognizing privilege and bias webinar


This webinar is presented by the ACAPT Leadership Academy (ALA) in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consortium.


Each of us has privilege of varying degrees based on our social groups. Privilege can be assigned based on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, physical activity levels, religion, wealth, and many other dimensions of diversity. 

Our privilege allows for a societal advantage or comfort. Privilege does not minimize your personal efforts but provides additive social benefits that may be known or unknown to the beholder.

This webinar will focus on the recognition of:

  • Personal privilege
  • Privilege-based bias, and their impact on academic physical therapy

Panelists will discuss:

  • Quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the topics
  • Their perspectives on the positive and negative impacts within the academic environment

Small group breakout sessions will allow participants to explore, reflect, and strategize how to recognize privilege and bias in academic physical therapy as the first step toward controlling its influence within professional training and practice.

Target audience: Faculty, academic administrators, directors of clinical education, clinical instructors.


To receive the ACAPT member rate, you must log in to your ACAPT account. If you don't have an account, you can register for free here. When you create your account, ACAPT will review and approve if you qualify for the ACAPT member rate.

ACAPT membership

See ACAPT member institutions here. A faculty member or clinical affiliate of a member institution, and who are members in good standing of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), may be individual members of ACAPT. Individual members do not pay dues to ACAPT.

Learning objectives: The participant will:

  • Describe privilege-based bias as they relate to decision-making and interactions in the academic and clinical settings. (developing level)
  • Analyze the potential impact of privilege-based bias on workplace decision-making. (relating level)
  • Identify strategies to recognize privilege-based bias in self and others and control its influence in professional training and practice. (influencing level)


  • $20 for ACAPT members (includes recording)
  • $30 for non-members (includes recording)
  • Recording will be available post-webinar ($20- ACAPT members; $30-non-members)

CEU: 0.10


  • Tiffany Adams, PT, DPT, MBA, Duke University
  • Carol Davis, PT, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA, University of Miami
  • Thuha (Ha) Hoang, PT, PhD, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center
  • Nathan Johnson, PT, DPT, PhD, University of Kentucky


  •  Lisa Van Hoose, PT, PhD, MPH, University of Louisiana, Monroe

If you have any questions, contact events@acapt.org

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