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Member Institutions

As our commitment to institutions, ACAPT endeavors to develop, implement and assess new and innovative models for curricula, clinical education, teaching/learning, scholarship/research, mentoring, and leadership in physical therapist education.

We provide mechanisms for active and ongoing involvement of physical therapist educators and researchers to promote quality physical therapist education standards at the institutional and national levels, promote academic physical therapist education through collaboration with organizations and institutions that represent health professional education. Furthermore, we provide resources, mentorship and leadership to those seeking change and improvement in academic programs/departments/schools associated with physical therapist education.

ACAPT Membership

Member Institutions

Institutions of higher education located in the United States of America with a physical therapist education program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) (hereinafter referred to as Member Institutions). Member Institutions shall be represented by one program director or one full-time core faculty member (as defined by CAPTE) in the program designated by the program director (hereinafter referred to as the Representative.)

  • Member Institutions shall not be members of the Association and shall not be required to pay dues to the Association.
  • Institutions with more than one separately accredited physical therapist education program may have one Representative for each of those accredited physical therapist education programs.
  • Each Representative from any Member Institution must be a member in good standing of the Association.

Individual Members

  • A current member of the Association who is a faculty member, including a clinical faculty member, in the program at a Member Institution may be an individual member of ACAPT.
  • The Representative from the Member Institution shall designate the faculty members who are qualified individual members.

Institutions

Eligibility Information

APTA members who represent institutions of higher education located in the United States of America with a physical therapist education program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) may be designated as Council members by such an institution. The institution will be represented by one academic administrator or other designated full‐time core faculty member (as defined by CAPTE) in the program.

  • Institutions with an accredited physical therapist education program that offer one or more expansion programs shall have one institutional representative selected by the Institution.
  • Institutions with two separately accredited physical therapist education programs may have one designated representative for each of those accredited physical therapist education programs.
  • The individual designated to represent any institution must be a member in good standing of the Association.
  • The institution must continue to maintain a program that is accredited by CAPTE. An institution whose program has lost accreditation shall regain the right to designate a representative to the Council if its program regains accreditation from CAPTE.

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Oct 2, 2018
The "US" in TRUST: Academic and Clinical Faculty as Role Models

Register today for the webinar to be held on November 1st, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EST

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Sep 26, 2018
Nominations are now being accepted

Know someone that deserves recognition for an outstanding achievement in physical therapy? APTA's 2019 Honors & Awards nominations are now open! 

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Sep 26, 2018
We're seeking a liaison to ELI

ACAPT is in need of a member to serve as our liaison to APTA's Education Leadership Institute.

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Sep 26, 2018
Attention Students

We want your perspectives on leadership development and management education in physical therapy programs.

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Sep 26, 2018
Attention Faculty

We invite you to make a significant contribution to our understanding of leadership development and management education in physical therapy programs.

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Sep 12, 2018
Obesity prevention and treatment – Physical Therapy contributions to the interprofessional team

Seeking anyone interested in discussing present practices, competencies and roles

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Sep 12, 2018
Non-Pharmacological approaches to Pain Management workshop

December 4-5, 2018 Washington, DC

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Sep 12, 2018
CHEP and JHR Physical Therapy Student Essay Contest - $250 award!

Entries will be accepted November 1st 2018 through January 4th, 2019.

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Aug 28, 2018
University of Iowa 2018 Educational Summit: Student Debt Crisis in Academic Physical Therapy

An outstanding team of people from the University of Iowa, APTA, and ACAPT leadership, as well as academic/clinical leaders, and recent graduates gather together to develop solutions to confront the challenges of student debt.

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Aug 28, 2018
Join the Education Research Network at ELC

Whether you're curious or want to dialog about the scientific field of study that examines education, teaching, and learning processes using established criteria that shape educational outcomes, then you need to join us for networking breakfast on Saturday, October 13.

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Aug 28, 2018
Volunteer at ELC

Responsibilities include introducing speakers, moderating questions after presentations, assisting in finding late comer seating, etc.

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Aug 28, 2018
Task Force on the Clinical Education Placement Process

The purpose of the Task Force is to explore the issue of the placement process for clinical education experiences and formulate recommendations to ACAPT and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education.

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Aug 14, 2018
NCCE Task Force on Payment for Clinical Experience Survey: Invitation to participate

The Task Force is seeking input from a broad spectrum of clinical education stakeholders and diverse clinical settings on this important issue facing physical therapy clinical education.

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Jul 25, 2018
Sponsor of APTA’s 26th annual Celebration of Diversity

To date, more than 200 physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students and 14 faculty pursuing their doctoral degrees have received awards from the Minority Scholarship Fund.

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Jul 25, 2018
The 5th Annual Dr. Geneva R. Johnson Forum on Innovation in Physical Therapy

This year's keynote speaker is 3-star Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, the Director of Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center.

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Jul 11, 2018
Is your institution registered in the NCCE?

Each ACAPT member institution is eligible to join NCCE

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Jul 10, 2018
Attend The Pediatric Physical Therapy Faculty Institute

The Institute is a one-day preconference course on November 8, 2018

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Jul 10, 2018
Seeking Collaboration on Clinical Education Awards and Recognition

ACAPT is interested in identifying individuals and/or groups who have established or are establishing procedures for awards and recognition within the clinical education community.

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