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Fellowship in Education Leadership

Apr 1, 2020

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

Academic Faculty Development

Jan 1, 2020 / Article

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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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.

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.

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.