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Academy Representatives to a Pre-Admission
Observation Hours Task Force

Deadline to Apply: March 5, 2021
The APTE Academy of Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) encourage you to submit educational session, platform and poster presentation proposals for the Educational Leadership Conference 2021.

Abstracts will be accepted from March 16 until April 24, 2021  

Link To Post Abstracts Coming Soon
Physical Therapist Assistant Educators
Special Interest Group

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PTAE SIG Webinar Series presents "Demystifying FSBPT Item Writing"

Thursday, March 4, 2021

This presentation is an introductory presentation about FSBPT and why item writers are so crucial to helping support the mission of protecting the public by ensuring ongoing excellence, reliability, defensibility, and validity of the National Physical Therapy Examination.
Mindful Clinical Mentoring: A Course for Contemporary Clinical Instructors Webinar

Thursday, March 11, 2021

CEU: .05

$125.00 - APTA Member
$150.00 - Non APTA Member

Deadline to Register: March 5, 2021

APTA Academy of Education Annual
Business Meeting and Awards
Thank you to those who attended the 
Academy of Physical Therapy Education Virtual
Business and Awards Meeting
Congratulations to our Winners! 
Zachary D. Rethorn, PT, DPT 
 Candidate, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division Duke University
Heather Lundeen, PT, DPT    
Candidate, doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration Program University of Mary
Nancy Jane Krisch, PT, DPT

Candidate, PhD Program in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning
University at Buffalo
Benchmarking Outcomes in Physical Therapist Education:
The PT-GQ™ Survey

Richard K. Shields ,Shauna Dudley-Javoroski
Point of Care Ultrasound in Physical Therapy Practice, Uncovering Novice to Expert Professional Pathways to Inform an Evidence-Based Pedagogical Approach

Lorna Hayward, Murray Maitland, Maureen Watkins, George Beneck, Alycia Markowski, Robert Manske

""Defining Global Health Competencies for Entry-Level Physical Therapist Education

Nnedinma Ubani Celia Pechak, and Jill D. Black

“Telehealth Physical Therapy as an Innovative Clinical Education Model with Positive Patient Impact: A Case Report in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sarah M. Hong, Becky J. Olson-Kellogg, Sara E. North, Jackson L. Davis, and Justin L. Staker

Corrie Odom, PT, DPT, MS

Jennifer Furze, PT, DPT, PCS
Creighton University,
Omaha, NE

Kathrine A. Giffin, PTA, MS Ed
PTA Program Director, Retired

Julie Tilson PT, DPT, MS, NCS
University of Southern CA, Los Angeles, CA

Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
APTA CSM | February 2 - 5 2022
San Antonio, Texas

Call for Session Proposals
Submission Deadline: April 5, 2021

Call for Platform and Poster Abstracts

Submission Deadline: July 19, 2021
Call for APTA Academy of Education member to serve as the Academy’s liaison to the Steering Committee for the annual Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Therapy (LDW Lecture).

The Physical Therapy Learning Institute (PTLI) is the primary sponsor of the LDW Lecture, in partnership with the AoE, APTA, ACAPT, AAPT (American Academy of Physical Therapy) and NABPT (National Association of Black Physical Therapists). Each organization will be represented on the Steering Committee whose task is to plan the annual event, held in June as part of the Juneteenth celebration. This year’s planning is targeting a June 18, 2021 lecture. 
On behalf of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) CPG Authors and Editors, we would welcome your expertise and feedback as a reviewer for the most recent draft of Optimizing Work Performance: The Role of the Physical Therapist.

We ask that you please review this guideline and complete the following survey.

For Review:

  • Decision Tree: included in the manuscript for ease of reference and review.
  • The complete CPG Draft: click here.

We ask that your review please be completed prior to March 8, 2021. For questions, please email:

Thank you, and we sincerely appreciate your time and contribution!
The Academy wishes to recognize our 2021 CSM Co-Chairs

Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS

Scott Euype, PT, DPT

for their extra-ordinary commitment to the success of this first virtual CSM; Work above and beyond the usual high expectations of their position. 
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