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The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), originally created as a subgroup by the APTA board of directors in August 2010, then approved as APTA’s first council, then renamed ACAPT, during the 2013 House of Delegates. The purpose of ACAPT is to advance the enterprise of academic physical therapy by promoting the highest standards of excellence. For the purposes of the council and its activities, academic physical therapy includes all aspects of physical therapist education, including clinical education, and post-professional education.
The Council intends to take a leadership role in establishing the direction of physical therapist education and have the responsibility and accountability to duly reflect the interests and needs of the academic and clinical physical therapist educational community. To fulfill this responsibility, the Council aims to interact with groups inside and outside of APTA on behalf of the physical therapist academic community.