The Clinical Education SIG shall serve as a resource and forum for individuals who have professional concerns for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of clinical education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. This includes academic and clinical faculty.

  • To provide a vehicle for increasing and improving communication among clinical educators.
  • To increase the participation of clinical educators in the APTA Academy of Education.
  • To provide continuing education in areas pertinent to clinical evaluation and teaching.
  • To foster problem solving in clinical education using the scientific method.
  • To Promote cooperative efforts among educational programs and clinical sites in scheduling, evaluation, and continuing education.
  • To develop guidelines for the continuing development and evaluation of academic and clinical faculty involved in clinical education.
  • To develop guidelines for the continuing development and evaluation of academic and clinical faculty involved in clinical education.
  • To serve as a resource body involved in acquiring, cataloguing, and disseminating information relating to clinical education in physical therapy.

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


Clinical Education Town Hall

The Clinical Education SIG, National Consortium of Clinical Educators, and PTA Educators SIG hosted a Town Hall Meeting on June 27th at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Steven Chesbro was our guest during this meeting to discuss the upcoming CPI revisions and new technology platform. 

Click Here To View The Powerpoint: 




Message from APTA

If you have any questions, please reach out to CE SIG Chairs Carol Beckel and Karen Bock (

APTA Academy of Education Clinical Education Special Interest Group