Pre-admission observation hours guidance
ACAPT encourages admissions committees to discontinue listing recommended observation hours and be explicit about observation hours criteria to better inform applicants and clinical sites. See the approved motion.
Based on previous reports from ACAPT's National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE), we generally recommend 20-50 pre-admission required observation hours.
An upcoming ACAPT survey in early 2022 will also ask programs to report their hours so we can identify trends.