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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

Advancing Inclusion in the Classroom — and Beyond

Sep 9, 2021 / Podcast

Have you ever stopped to think about your bias? In ways big and small. Awareness, empathy, and with inclusivity are the themes we discuss in this episode.

Advancing Inclusion in the Classroom — and Beyond

Aug 18, 2021 / Perspective

Faculty can be more intentional in making small but necessary changes in academic physical therapy to overcome at least some of the bias they possess.

The Future of DPT Education Post COVID-19

May 25, 2021 / Feature

Part two of APTA Magazine’s special issue on physical therapist education continues the exclusive interview with four academic leaders.

The Pandemic’s Current Impact on DPT Education

May 25, 2021 / Feature

Part one of APTA Magazine's special issue on physical therapist education.

APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

Jan 1, 2018 / Website

The Guide is the description of physical therapist practice for use by PT and PTA educators, students, and clinicians.

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.

From Student Teacher to Student Physical Therapist

May 17, 2021 / Perspective

Former teacher, now PT student on what she hopes to bring to her clinicals.

Closing the Gap Between Educators in Physical Therapy Education

Apr 28, 2021 / Perspective

How do we address the "disconnect" between the academy and the clinical environment?

Student Experience in Times of COVID-19

Mar 17, 2021 / Podcast

Two PT students share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. We also talk about mental health and stress — all of which aren’t new to PT and PTA students but may be different or heightened due to the pandemic.

CAPTE Accreditation Handbook

Jan 1, 2021 / Open Access

The CAPTE PT Standards and Required Elements and PTA Standards and Required Elements, along with accompanying position papers, provide information and guidance on curriculum requirements for DPT and PTA programs.