The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) recently approved the APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship as the first nonclinical credentialed postprofessional fellowship program. Official commencement of this prestigious credential begins August 31and will continue for a period of 5 years. The 2012 inaugural graduating class from the Education Leadership Institute will receive the designation of Fellow of the APTA Education Leadership Institute. The Education Leadership Institute will be recognized by ABPTRFE as a credentialed fellowship at APTA's 2013 Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego.
Applications for the class of 2013-2014 will be available on APTA's website on October 1, with the submission deadline on January 4, 2013, at 5 pm ET.