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PT Education Research Network

What is Education Research?

*Education research is the scientific field of study that examines education and learning processes and the human attributes, interactions, organizations, and institutions that shape educational outcomes.

Education research embraces the full spectrum of rigorous methods appropriate to the questions being asked and also drives the development of new tools and methods.


Educational Leadership Partnership (ELP)

PT Education Research Network Initiatives

The Physical Therapy Education Network is a joint effort of the Education Leadership Partnership (ELP) which includes ACAPT, APTA and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE). 

1) Join the PT Education Research Listserv

To Join: Follow this link to subscribe: https://www.freelists.org/list/pt-education-research-network

To Post A Discussion:  Just send an email to this address: pt-education-research-network@freelists.org

2) Become a PT Education Research Mentor or Mentee

Visit the Education Research Network Mentorship Program

The ELP Education Research Network maintains a list of mentors who are experts in education research.  Mentees and mentors can complete a short registration and be matched together.  See details here.

What's Our Research Agenda?

Check out the National Study on Innovation and Excellence in Physical Therapist Education which now serves as the foundation of the Education Leadership Partnerships research agenda.

The APTA House of Delegates adopted RC 63-19 APTA Position on Research in 2019, which the American Council on Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) endorses. 

Applications are opening this Spring for the Grantwriting and Mentorship in Education Research (GAMER) program. The workshop provides guidance in developing robust, clear and theoretically grounded research questions, grant proposals and career research agendas. Application window closes on May 15, 2024.


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