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Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette talks with Susan Deusinger and Merrill Landers about the current state of research in DPT programs and how the prioritization of the training of teaching faculty could be leading to a lack of foundational knowledge creation for the physical therapy profession.

To account for the growing scope of physical therapy and prevent research from becoming an "afterthought," Deusinger and Landers recommend changes in accreditation to support faculty research and increase the quantity and quality of science coming from academic institutions. Deusinger and Landers are co-authors of the article "Building the Science of Physical Therapy: Conundrums and a Wicked Problem.”

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Our Speakers

Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is editor-in-chief of PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal.

Susan Deusinger, PT, DPT, FAPTA, is professor emerita in the Program in Physical Therapy at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Merrill Landers, PT, DPT, PhD, is chair and professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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