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Member Institutions

ACAPT's members are physical therapy schools, partner clinics, educators and academic communities. 

We represent over 92% of all national PT educational institutions and are committed to develop, implement and assess innovative models for clinical education, teaching/learning, scholarship/research, mentoring and leadership in physical therapist education.

ACAPT Membership

Member institutions

Institutions of higher education located in the United States with a physical therapist education program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and pays ACAPT annual dues are ACAPT member institutions

Member institutions are represented by one program director or one full-time core faculty member (as defined by CAPTE) in the program designated by the program director (called the representative.)

  • Member institutions must identify their representative each year at the time dues are paid.
  • Member institutions with more than one separately accredited physical therapist education program may have one representative for each of those accredited physical therapist education programs.
  • Each representative from any member institution must be a member in good standing of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

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Individual members

  • A faculty member or clinical affiliate of a member institution who has been confirmed through the member representative can be an ACAPT individual member - at no additional cost.
  • Individual members are required to be members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Learn ways to take advantage of your free individual membership.


Institutions

Eligibility Information

APTA members who represent institutions of higher education located in the United States of America with a physical therapist education program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) may be designated as Council members by such an institution. The institution will be represented by one academic administrator or other designated full‐time core faculty member (as defined by CAPTE) in the program.

  • Institutions with an accredited physical therapist education program that offer one or more expansion programs shall have one institutional representative selected by the Institution.
  • Institutions with two separately accredited physical therapist education programs may have one designated representative for each of those accredited physical therapist education programs.
  • The individual designated to represent any institution must be a member in good standing of the Association.
  • The institution must continue to maintain a program that is accredited by CAPTE. An institution whose program has lost accreditation shall regain the right to designate a representative to the Council if its program regains accreditation from CAPTE.

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