The Best Practices for Physical Therapist Clinical Education Task Force was charged to consider strategies and provide recommendations to APTA's Board of Directors to identify best practice for physical therapist clinical education, from professional level through postprofessional clinical training, and propose potential courses of action for a doctoring profession to move toward practice that best meets the evolving needs of society.
The task force outlined those recommendations in a 2017 report to APTA's House of Delegates. APTA then pursued feedback on the recommendations through an online survey and 3 in-person and 2 virtual town town halls.
In November 2017, APTA's Board of Directors made amendments to the task force recommendations based on stakeholder feedback and voted to forward the recommendations of the task force to the Education Leadership Partnership (ELP) for action. The Board believes this approach will ensure inclusion and transparency in the process of addressing these recommendations.