About the Academy of Education

The APTA Academy of Education (AoE), one of the oldest sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, is committed to advancing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapy students in their roles as educators in academic, clinical and community settings.  

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The Fellowship

The Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership (FHEL) provides current and aspiring directors in physical therapy education programs with the skills and resources they need to be innovative, influential, and visionary leaders who can function within a rapidly evolving, politico-sociocultural environment.

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The APTA Academy of Education is dedicated to the development of each new generation of physical therapy practitioners, a dynamic cadre of academic educators, and a store of knowledge useful to consumers for enhancing their own musculoskeletal health.

Advance physical therapists and physical therapist assistants as educators

The premier resource for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators

APTA Academy of Education Members receive access to the Journal of Physical Therapy Education by clicking below.

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Meet Our SIGs

Members may participate in any or all of the Special Interest Groups (SIGS) listed below.

  • Academic Faculty
  • Anatomy Educators
  • Clinical Education
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Educators
  • Residency/Fellowship Education
  • Scholarship Education

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Post a Classified
The Academy accepts advertising for employment opportunities and educational activities. Miscellaneous listings for such items as used equipment or practices for lease/sale, fellowships/scholarships available, networking or volunteer opportunities available, etc. are accepted. Product advertisements are not accepted.

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