Friday, August 18, 2017 2017 ELI Fellows Graduate From APTA Education Leadership Institute Eighteen seasoned physical therapy educators have deepened their knowledge and skills over the past year, thanks to the APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship. These physical therapists (PTs) made up ELI's sixth cohort of ELI Fellows when they graduated in July after completing a yearlong higher education program that consisted of: 9 online modules provided by content expert faculty; 3 2-day 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. The ELI Fellowship strives to provide new and aspiring program directors in physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs with the skills and resources they need to be innovative, influential, and visionary leaders who can function within a rapidly evolving, politico-sociocultural environment. Partners who help promote and support the ELI Fellowship include the American Physical Therapy Association, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, Education Section, and 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 previous ELI graduates. The program was first accredited by American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), the accrediting body for postprofessional residency and fellowship programs in physical therapy, in 2012 and reaccredited in 2017 for a 10-year period.