Physical Therapist Assistant Educators

Special Interest Group 


The PTAE SIG webinar series has returned for the 20/21 academic year. Our second webinar of this season will be on December 3, 2020 from 7-8 pm (ET).

How has the semester gone? What did you try, and what worked and what didn’t? What is the clinical situation in your area? In this hour long session we will open with our experiences this semester and what the challenges are for the next. Please come and share!

Please click on this hyperlink to register NOW for this free event! Space is limited!

No CEU Credit as this is an open forum!


The Academy of Education is seeking volunteers to serve on work groups to plan a PTA Education Summit in early 2022. The term of service is approximately 12 months beginning in January 2021, and there is a need for individuals with a passion for PTA Education who also have the following interests:

  • qualitative research
  • quantitative research
  • remote event planning
  • white paper author/editor
  • instructional design & distance learning
  • strategic planning and change management

For consideration as a volunteer for the PTA Education Summit Planning Task Force:

  1. Follow this link to Complete the Application by December 4, 2020.
  2. Email your CV to with the subject line: Summit Volunteer

To provide these exceptional opportunities, attendance is targeted to be 16 participants. Participants need to have some experience with publishing in education research and already have ideas for grant applications. Selection of participants is competitive, and applications open on December 15, 2020 and close March 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Once participants are identified, they will be paired with mentors with education research experience and expertise. Engagement of mentors and participants will occur prior to, during, and following the workshop to develop sound education research proposals that maximize chances for successful funding and publication. The overall aim is to create and expand a cadre of highly-qualified, networked and productive education researchers who will advance the science of physical therapist education, make significant contributions to the literature, and ultimately enhance physical therapy education and practice today and in the future.

Applications will open on December 15, 2020 and close March 8, 2021

Cost: $1500* (paid by applicant’s institution)

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Contact Rick Segal at with questions.

*Rate is for a member of one of the sponsoring organizations. Non-members will pay an unsubsidized