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Curriculum Resources

Jun 11, 2021

Access resources provided to facilitate academic program curriculum development, review, and enhancement. They are listed by topic area, and many are provided by APTA's specialty sections and councils.

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

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.

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 / Article

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.

Building Community in DPT Programs: Lessons From Hybrid Program Leaders

Dec 22, 2020 / Perspective

In a learning environment transformed by a pandemic, what can be learned from hybrid DPT programs?

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.

The Benefits of Education Leadership Training

Nov 25, 2020 / Feature

Leadership training for physical therapy educators has come a long way in the past decade.