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APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

Feb 9, 2023 / Website

Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Educator Module

Apr 17, 2023

This is a tool to facilitate teaching the concepts of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.

Curriculum Resources for Educators

Jun 11, 2021

Access resources provided to facilitate academic program curriculum development, review, and enhancement.

Physical Therapy Educator Development

Jun 30, 2021

APTA has created and curated educator resources to help you develop professionally and personally and to enhance your efforts to further the profession through PT and PTA education.

Program Resources

Jul 13, 2021

Access resources to help existing and developing DPT, PTA, residency, and fellowship programs optimize their effectiveness.

Additional For Educators Content

APTA Learning Center: Speaker Guide and Toolkit

Jul 2, 2024 / Resource

This toolkit guides authors through the course proposal and development process with easy, step-by-step instructions created with both experienced and novice authors in mind.

Core Competencies of a Physical Therapist Resident

Apr 11, 2024 / Resource

Access core competencies expected of a physical therapist resident upon graduation from the program.

PT and PTA Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) 3.0

Mar 11, 2024 / Website

PT CPI provides a standardized training and assessment tool designed to educate physical therapist students, and other members of physical therapy program academia.

Quick Reference Guide: Continuing Education Course Quality Standards

Feb 1, 2024 / Open Access

The following checklist of standards may be used by stakeholders when developing or reviewing continuing education courses.

Exploring Pain

Sep 20, 2022 / Article

Discover the latest insights and groundbreaking approaches that are shaping the present and future of pain management.

A Unique Approach to Sharing Our Profession

Sep 19, 2022 / Article

Making a podcast about physical therapy can be a fun and creative way to share your experience and knowledge with a wider audience.

President Herr's 2022 House of Delegates Address

Aug 14, 2022 / Article

Watch the 2022 annual address on the importance of foresight in the physical therapy profession.

Benchmarking in Academic Physical Therapy

Jan 10, 2022 / Podcast

The first wave of this study's findings provides insights into physical therapist education and identified differences between physical therapist and medical student perceptions.

Education Leadership Partnership

Dec 22, 2021 / Article

The Education Leadership Partnership, a collaboration between APTA, ACAPT, and the Academy of Education, completed its charge with the published report "A Vision of Excellence in Physical Therapy Education."

President Dunn's 2021 House of Delegates Address

Sep 17, 2021 / Article

The 2021 annual address discusses the transformation of the APTA House of Delegates for the years to come by fostering the power of the APTA community.