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Fellowship in Education Leadership

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Formerly known as the Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship, this fellowship helps to develop leaders in education.

Academic Faculty Development

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Clinical Educator Development

May 6, 2020

Clinical Educator Development is intended for health care providers who work primarily in a clinical setting and are interested in developing their teaching abilities.

Curriculum Resources for Educators

Jun 15, 2018

The following resources are provided to facilitate physical therapist and physical therapist assistant academic program curriculum development, review, and enhancement.

Assessments in Physical Therapy Education

Sep 27, 2018

Access assessments for physical therapy education programs.

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Education Leadership Partnership

Apr 27, 2020 / Article

Established in 2016, the Education Leadership Partnership includes representatives from APTA, the Academy of Physical Therapy Education, and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.

Why Schools Should Make NSC Available to Every Student

Oct 21, 2020 / Perspective

This year's virtual APTA National Student Conclave, Nov. 4-8, will include inspiring keynotes, 28 on-demand sessions, five days of live programming, and opportunities for online networking, all at a low price, with discounts for bulk registrations. Don't miss it!

Resources for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education

Oct 6, 2020 / Resource

Use these resources within your program or curriculum to teach cultural competence to your physical therapy students.

APTA Student Advocacy Challenge

Aug 6, 2020 / Open Access

Students across the country compete by participating in advocacy activities and documenting their experiences.

Patient Protections

Mar 1, 2020 / Article

What are the federal expectations for providers when it comes to non-discrimination, disability access, and the rights of patients with limited English proficiency?

CAPTE-Accredited PT and PTA Programs

Jan 1, 2018 / Article

CAPTE publishes the official list of accredited programs. CAPTE does not rank programs.

Core Competencies of a Physical Therapist Resident

Jan 15, 2020 / Resource

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

APTA Academy of Education

Jan 1, 2018 / Article

The academy’s mission is to inspire all PTs and PTAs in their roles as educators and to enhance the development and implementation of evidence-based education practices.

Small-Scale Study Finds Large-Scale Debt Among Recent DPT Grads

Dec 31, 2019 / Review

A limited study finds high debt-to-income ratios among PTs -- higher than newly minted family medicine physicians and veterinarians.

Clinical Site Information Form

Jun 11, 2020 / Website

APTA's CSIF Web transforms a static document to a dynamic online survey, complete with tools to help education programs analyze and validate data.