Apr 29, 2020
Last updated: June 23, 2020
You're not alone. We're all working overtime to address all the current and future challenges facing physical therapy schools across the nation and globe. Now is the time for the PT education profession to re-evaluate its practices, share and learn from your ACAPT leaders and colleagues, and innovate.
With challenges come opportunities. We at ACAPT know you need us now more than ever. We're committed to continuing ACAPT member rep town hall discussions, resource sharing and best practice guidelines.
ACAPT's board of directors initiated and is leading several work groups to address pressing concerns as a result of the COVID-19 impact. Work groups have been developing guidelines to help PT programs, including the following:
The reports above are initial versions and ACAPT's board expects to update actions and strategies as needed based on new information and feedback. These guidelines are advisory in nature and intended to be broad and comprehensive so that each institution may adapt them to meet their respective needs. These are not to be considered standards or regulations.
ACAPT is also continuing to:
Ways you can join the discussion:
ACAPT welcomes ideas & solutions to help meet the needs of DPT
programs. Submit your suggestions for continuing education, professional
development, guidelines, tools, best practices and more.
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The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association