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  • 2014 ELI Fellows Graduate From APTA Education Leadership Institute

    Part of being knowledgeable is knowing that you don't know everything, and 15 seasoned physical therapy educators gained a lot of knowledge and skills in the past year, recognizing that despite their years of teaching there was plenty more to learn through the ABPTRFE-accredited APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship. These PTs, along with mentorship from 6 experienced leaders in physical therapy education, made up ELI's third cohort of ELI Fellows when they graduated July 20 after completing a yearlong higher education program that consisted of:

    • 9 online modules provided by content expert faculty;
    • 3 face-to-face mentorship sessions and ongoing mentorship provided by experienced physical therapy program directors;
    • higher-education mentorship provided by physical therapy education leaders; and
    • implementation of a personal leadership plan and an institution-based leadership project.

    In addition, the 15 new ELI Fellows cultivated a shared learning community and network with opportunities to integrate curriculum content within their current and future education leadership roles and responsibilities.

    The ELI Fellowship strives to develop physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education program directors with the leadership skills to facilitate change and improvement in the academic environment of the 21st century, think strategically to implement creative solutions in education that respond to changes in health care and society, and engage in public discourse that advances the physical therapy profession.

    Partners who help promote and support the ELI Fellowship include the American Physical Therapy Association, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, Education Section, and the PTA Educators Special Interest Group. See who graduated from this year's class and find more information about the ELI Fellowship on APTA's website, and view video testimonials of ELI graduates on YouTube.

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