The total cost of participation the ELI is estimated to be $12,000.
ELI tuition is $7,000, and it is due upon acceptance into the program.
Additional costs associated with this program include:
- Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS) application fee
- Required texts and purchase of online articles (estimated cost: $1,500)
- Travel to attend three, 2-day on-site sessions [October (associated with Education Leadership Conference), March, and July], situated throughout the United States (estimated cost: $4,000)
- Hotel accommodations for on-site sessions (ELI provides meals during on-site sessions)
Institutional Support and Grants
- The institution is strongly encouraged to provide financial support to the ELI fellow, as it will directly benefit from the enhanced knowledge and skills of the individual. On the Nomination Form, please indicate what level of financial support the institution will provide the applicant.
- To help cover ELI costs, past fellows have also applied for internal grants at their institutions. These grants include travel, professional development, and other university scholarships.
- Several ELI fellows attending 2-year colleges have received Perkins Grants.
ELI is a 52-week curriculum delivered over a 13-month period (June-July). The following activities represent major curricular and mentor time commitments for ELI:
- Self-directed learning of 9 online modules in the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA’s) Learning Center during the fellowship year for approximately 450 instructional hours
- Complete a 2-hour virtual orientation and actively participate in the virtual office hours with each module’s faculty
- Required ELI readings, activities, and discussion forums (averages 40-50 hours per module)
- Participate in monthly calls with your small mentorship group
- Three, 2-day face-to-face sessions in a 13-month period, integrating content applied from each of the 9 modules (requires approximately 9 administrative leave days)
- Develop and enact a leadership project that responds to a need in the fellow's institution
- Ongoing meetings with your institutional mentor throughout ELI (average 1.5 hours/week)
- Complete all program assessments and evaluations