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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

Benchmarking in Academic Physical Therapy

Jan 10, 2022 /

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."

Advancing Inclusion in the Classroom — and Beyond

Sep 9, 2021 /

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.

A Vision for Excellence in Physical Therapy Education

Aug 1, 2021 / Resource

This vision represents a collaborative viewpoint of multiple stakeholder groups and individuals that have considered an array of opinions and resources to conceive a future that would demonstrate how the profession has advanced its opportunity to achieve excellence in physical therapy education.

The Future of DPT Education Post COVID-19

Jun 1, 2021 / Feature

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

The Pandemic and PT Education: Lessons, Obstacles, Opportunities

Jun 1, 2021 / Feature

Four academic leaders discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has altered the landscape.

The Pandemic’s Current Impact on DPT Education

Jun 1, 2021 / Feature

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

Core Competencies of a Physical Therapist Resident

May 24, 2021 / 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.