Due to the overwhelming demand of our APTA Academy of Education Physical Therapist Assistant Educators Special Interest Group recent webinar series, we're offering a series of webinars for our physical therapy faculty with CEU credit.

Our first webinar will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 7:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST. Michael Wong, PT will present Simulations, case studies and digital apps for deep learning.

Level of Audience: Intermediate,

Target Audience: PT/PTA/Academic

After completing this course you will be able to:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Brief review of literature related to Simulations in medicine
  2. Use of digital apps to march up the pyramid! (Bloom's Taxonomy)
  3. Overview of interactive case studies embedded in PhysioU
  4. Overview of simulations that PhysioU is building to enhance deep learning

Round table discussion of what is needed from the educators perspective

Reserve your spot now. There is a 100-participant limit.

CEU: 0.10*

*CEU accreditation for all states except for Ohio. We will present a certificate for attending the event.

The deadline for the registration is September 30, 2020. PTAE SIG Webinar is limited to 85 participants.

  • APTE Member: Complimentary
  • Non-Member: Complimentary

Click HERE To Register 


Call for Nominations: 

2021 APTA Academy of Education Awards

The nomination/application deadline for all awards is November 1.

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for APTA Academy of Education Awards. Members are urged to consider these opportunities for themselves and for their colleagues. 

Further details are available on the APTA Academy of Education website 

Click Here To Learn More

Individuals who are current members of the Academy of Physical Therapy Education Board of Directors, the APTA Board of Directors, or APTA Staff are not eligible for these awards and may not participate in the nomination process.



Deadline October 1


See Research Grant Information on the Academy's Research Page


One-year research grants are available to assist Academy of Physical Therapy Education members in conducting or planning for research that investigates a question of importance to the advancement of education in physical therapy. Questions related to the education of patients/clients, licensed PTs/PTAs or PT/PTA students will be considered.

Applications are reviewed once yearly for a maximum budget of $25,000. All budgets are rigorously reviewed and require justification for expenses. Grant recipients must account for all expenditures in the final report and return unused funds to the Academy of Physical Therapy Education. Funds cannot be used to attend conferences to disseminate results or for indirect costs or overhead.


Registration Open:   Click Here To Register

For a complete agenda for ELC2020, please click here. 

Virtual Conference Registration

  • APTA Member Rate.          $150.00  (All Speakers | Presenters must register using the APTA Member Rate) 

  • International PT Rate.       $175.00

  • APTA Non-Member Rate   $195.00

For questions, please reach out to Sherry Battle or Jamil Tadlaoui.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests for Conference received by October 1, 2020 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administration fee. There will be no refunds for no-shows or cancellations after October 1, 2020. Cancellation requests must be submitted by email to ELC2020, information@educationalleadershipconference.org

Be sure to mark your calendar for important events:

  • GRJ Forum: Friday, October 16 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. EST

  • Open Forum/Hot Topics: Friday, October 16 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST


CEU:  15 Hours 

ELC virtual sponsorship opportunities available now! 



Collaborative Clinical Education:

Success in the 2:1 Model

Webinar Recording Available


A special thank you to the APTA Academy of Education Clinical Education Special Interest Group and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy National Consortium of Clinical Educators for sponsoring the event. 


This Toolkit is designed to be used specifically with collaboration between academic programs and clinical sites, providing support and structure for clinical instructors working with students in the 2:1 Model. The authors of the Toolkit make the following recommendations:


  • The Toolkit is specifically designed to be used by CIs in collaboration with the academic program. An academic program representative should allot time to review the Toolkit and discuss the experience with CI prior to the start date.
  • The 2:1 model can be successful even with students from different academic programs, however preparation and communication in the following ways is critical for success:
  • at least one of the 2 academic programs should be in communication with the CI as a resource/contact for managing the experience.
  • inform the students they will be in a 2:1 prior to the experience; connect the students to allow discussion on learning styles and individual goals for the experience.
  • Be sure to prepare students for the model by introducing them to the Toolkit as well.

To Review the Recording, Complete the Assessment and

Receive your CEU Certificate,

Please Log in to the

APTA Learning Center and Enroll

Click Here for the the Collaborative Clinical Education Toolkit