For Researchers

The APTA Academy of Education Research Committee promotes scholarly activities and access to research resources that facilitate evidence-based educational strategies. Activities include review of Research Grant applications as well as assisting with review of platform and poster proposals for CSM and ELC.

Research grants are available to assist Academy of Physical Therapy Education members in conducting research that investigates a question of importance to the advancement of education in physical therapy. In addition to research related to physical therapy education (DPT, PTA), questions related to the education of patients/clients, licensed PTs/PTAs or PT/PTA students will also be considered.

The call for proposals for research grants closed on October 1, 2023.  The next cycle will open in August of 2024.

Research Grant Guidelines   Research Grant Extension Form

Catherine Stevermer | Des Moines    
Plagiarism, Writing and Citing: An online, interactive tutorial for health professions students

Christine McCallum | Walsh    
Trends, Issues and Challenges and the Director of Clinical Education: preparing for a new direction in physical therapist education

Betsy Becker | University of Nebraska    
Early Career Faculty LINK: Leveraging Individual Network Knowledge

Alice Salzman  | Northwestern University
Exploration of physical therapist students' affective behaviors influencing clinical reasoning

Nicole Christensen | Samuel Merritt University    
Exploration of the role of movement in physical therapists' clinical reasoning

Julie Peterson | Creighton University    
Outcomes of resident education: exploring learner development during and post residency

Chalee Engelhard  | University of Cincinnati    
Assessing the director of clinical education roles/responsibilities task fit impact: A Delphi study

Matt Briggs & Raine Osborne    
Ohio State; Brooks Rehab    
Defining excellence in residency education: The next step in demonstrating value

2020-2021    Richard Shield | University of Iowa    
University of Iowa Benchmarking Outcomes in Physical Therapist Education: The PT-GQâ„¢ Survey

Lorna Hayward | Northeastern University    
Point of Care Ultrasound in Physical Therapy Practice, Uncovering Novice to Expert Professional Pathways to Inform an Evidence-Based Pedagogical Approach

Jamie Greco  | Duke University    
Relationships in Doctor of Physical Therapy Clinical Education: Voices of the Key Stakeholders

2022    Megan Eikenberry  | Midwestern University (Glendale, AZ Campus)    
The AMPED Program: Alumni Mentorship for Professional and Educational Development - A Program to Support the First-Generation College Student

Amanda Sharp | University of Minnesota    
A Comprehensive Analysis of Availability, Compliance, and Inclusivity of Technical Standards in U.S. Physical Therapist Programs

Wing Fu | Columbia University    
Development of the Master Adaptive Learner Behavioral Assessment Scale (MAL BAS) for use in Physical Therapist Education


Chair: Michael Buck, PT, MSPT, ATC, PhD
Board Liaison: Christine McCallum, PT, PhD
Sean Gallivan, PT, PhD
Jamie Greco PT, DPT, EdD
Neeti Pathare, PT,MS PT, PhD
Diana Veneri, PT, EdD