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We’ve compiled resources to help existing and developing DPT, PTA, residency, and fellowship programs optimize their effectiveness.


Access resources for developing or accrediting programs, plus the online list of accredited programs.

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American Board of Physical Therapy Education Residency and Fellowship


APTA recognizes ABPTRFE as the agency for the accreditation of physical therapist residency and fellowship education programs.

ACCE/DCE Performance Assessments

February 27, 2018 / Article

These voluntary Academic Coordinator/Director of Clinical Education Performance Assessments are being made available as a resource for use by PT and PTA academic programs.
Clinical Site Information Form

December 18, 2019 / Website

APTA's CSIF Web transforms a static document to a dynamic online survey, complete with tools to help education programs analyze and validate data.
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.
Outcomes Assessments

February 27, 2018 / Article

This document presents the various perspectives on and levels of outcomes assessment as they are present in physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs.
Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Performance Instrument

June 15, 2018 / Website

PTA CPI provides a standardized training and assessment tool designed to educate physical therapist students, and other members of physical therapy program academia.
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.