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The following resources are provided to facilitate physical therapist and physical therapist assistant academic program curriculum development, review, and enhancement. These resources are designed to provide contemporary information and changes that are occurring within health professions education and physical therapy to facilitate faculty dialogue.

Guide Practice Patterns

Originally part of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, the physical therapist practice patterns for the cardiovascular and pulmonary, integumentary, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular systems outline inclusion, evaluation, measurement, intervention, and outcomes for a range of conditions.

Core Competencies of a Physical Therapist Resident

January 15, 2020 / Resource

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

January 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.
Curriculum Resources by Topic

November 1, 2019 / Article

These resources are provided to facilitate academic program curriculum development, review, and enhancement.
Curriculum Resources from APTA Sections

January 25, 2019 / Article

Resources from APTA sections are provided to facilitate academic program curriculum development, review, and enhancement. 
Regulatory and Governmental Curriculum Resources

February 27, 2018 / Article

Resources provided relate to governmental agencies and regulatory standards that inform the curriculum and student related issues.
Model Position Description for the ACCE/DCE: PTA Program

February 27, 2018 / Article

View model descriptions of faculty in PTA programs.
Model Position Description for the ACCE/DCE: PT Program

February 27, 2018 / Article

Review position descriptions and responsibilities for faculty of PT programs.