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Throughout 2022, APTA Leadership Scholars engaged in a curriculum that covered association leadership and management topics. At the same time, they worked with their mentors on individual capstone projects that addressed issues relevant to the future of the association and the profession.

At the end of the 2022 program year, scholars were encouraged to record "5x5's" about their projects. (A 5x5 is a presentation consisting of five slides presented in under five minutes.) APTA is pleased to share their submissions.

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Assessing Financial Literacy and Providing Resources for Prospective Physical Therapy (PT) Students and Graduates
Misty Seidenburg, PT, DPT
Andrew Yannaccone, PT, MSPT, PhD

Awareness/Public Relations

APTA Strategic Plan 2022-2025
Juliette Dassinger, PT, DPT
Alyssa Thierer, PTA

How to Optimize Social Media and The ChoosePT Platform to Improve Physical Therapy Branding
Lindsay Durand Massumi, PT, DPT
Mohammad Saad, SPT

Continuing Education

Revamping/Developing a CEU Course: CAPTE's Self-study Workshop for Physical Therapists
Vrunda Kapadia, PT, DPT, MS

Covert the CAPTE PTA Online Workshop into a Hybrid Program
Qing Zhang, PT, DPT


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Amanda Clarke, SPT
Edward Yeboah, SPT
Stephanie Long, PT, DPT

Leadership Development

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in U.S. Public Office
Kevin Herald, PT
Victoria Smith, PT, DPT, MPH
Amanda Williamson, PT, DPT

Volunteer Leadership - Micro Volunteer Opportunities
Justin Robinson, SPT
Jillian Watson, SPT

Member Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement

Multicultural PT and Multicultural Patients #BetterTogether In Advocating To Transform Multicultural Society
Ben Aguila, PT, DPT

Create a Mentoring Program for Undergraduate and High School Students of Underrepresented and Minority Backgrounds to Educate and Attract Students Into the Field of Physical Therapy
Sita Agterberg, SPT
Nancy Rodriguez, SPT
Bailey Hill, SPT

Improving Student and Early Career Profession Engagement: A Toolkit for Sections and Academies
Cameron Massumi, PT, DPT

APTA Clinical Development - Back to the Basics
McKinely Pollock, PT, DPT, CSCS


State of Productivity Measurement in Acute Care Physical Therapy
Brigid Griffin, PT, DPT


Comprehensive Review of APTA Components and Bylaws
Paras Goel, PT, DPT, MEd

Reviewing 5 Years of Physical Therapy Research in An Environmental Scan to Inform the Development of the Research Agenda for Physical Therapy
Ben Martin, SPT