The AESIG serves as a forum for those teaching anatomy in physical therapy (PT and PTA) educational programs. We seek to foster awareness of best practices in anatomy education, and to provide anatomy educators with tools to enhance their work. Developing relationships with others teaching anatomy content can provide mentorship to novice faculty, promote research collaboration, and facilitate exchange of ideas. We strive to increase awareness of available resources, and active involvement in the Academy and other anatomy related professional associations.

  • Provide an on-line network for the exchange of information related to physical therapist anatomy education.
  • Foster awareness of best-practice and teaching tools available to physical therapist anatomy educators to enhance the integration and application of the foundational sciences into the development of clinical reasoning skills and physical therapist practice.
  • Coordinate efforts with existing anatomy professional organizations to ensure efficient use of available resources and the dissemination of education-related information and evidence-based anatomical sciences research germane to educators in our field.
  • Foster mentoring relationships between experienced and novice faculty teaching anatomy in physical therapist education programs.
  • Facilitate collaborative efforts in anatomy and anatomy education related research among physical therapist anatomy educators.

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Call for Awards

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.

´╗┐Deadline to submit nominations: November 1´╗┐

Call for Research Grant Proposals

Deadline to submit proposals: October 1

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.

Please visit the new APTA Academy of Education Submission Portal for annual awards nominations and research grant applications.  All applications for awards and research grants will be submitted and reviewed through this portal.  

Click here:  APTA Academy of Education Awards and Research Grant Portal