APTA will award over a 2-year period funding of $50,000 to principal investigator Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Creighton University, and co-investigators Janet Gwyer, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Laurie Hack, PT, DPT, MBA, PhD, FAPTA, Elizabeth Mostrom, PT, PhD, and Terrence Nordstom, PT, EdD, with collaborating academic institutions Duke University, Central Michigan University, and Samuel Merritt University to investigate Physical Therapist Education for the 21st Century (PTE-21). This funding is the result of a request for proposal (RFP) for "Innovation and Excellence in Academic and Clinical Education Funding" developed by APTA and announced in November 2010. The RFP was targeted at stakeholder groups throughout the profession. A review committee systematically and critically reviewed all proposals based on a set of standard criteria and provided a recommendation to APTA's Board of Directors for its final approval.
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