Academic & Clinical Educators Special Interest Group

The purpose of the ACE SIG is to create a forum where individuals with interest and expertise in academic and clinical education can interact, share, discuss, and disseminate information related to the ongoing improvement of professional pediatric physical therapy education.

Academic & Clinical Educators SIG News

  APPT Proposed Bylaw Revisions

posted: October 29, 2018




APPT Proposed Bylaw Revisions

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  Elections are Open!

posted: September 20, 2018

Elections are Open!

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Elections for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) are held each fall for those whose 3-year terms are coming to an end. Board members may be elected to one or two 3-year terms. PT and PTA members of APPT (who are members as of the date that materials are submitted for the election) may vote; members without e-mail addresses on file with APTA will be mailed a paper ballot. Online voting will close November 15, 2018. Ensue that your voice is heard by voting for the candidate of your choice!

Online voting will be available from September 20, 2018 @ 12:00 AM until November 15, 2018 @ 11:59 PM.


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  Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference APPTAC 2018

posted: September 03, 2018


Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference APPTAC 2018

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  APPT’s 2018 Strategic Plan

  Future of Physical Therapy - Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

posted: January 12, 2018


Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

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  APPT Finalizes Purchase of Pediatric Physical Therapy

posted: October 17, 2017

Background: In 1988, the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (then the Section on Pediatrics) made a motion to create a peer-reviewed journal. Academy leaders approached publisher Williams & Wilkins (now Wolters Kluwer) with a proposal to jointly form a journal, with the Academy providing editorial expertise and a subscription base and WK taking the financial risk and handling the production. In return, WK owned the title Pediatric Physical Therapy and had full copyright on all published content. During contract renegotiations in 2002, the Academy requested and was granted co-ownership of copyright for journal articles. 

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ACE SIG Newsletters


Academic & Clinical Educators SIG Resources

ACE SIG Online Community

Please access it here.

New Educator Toolkit

This document is intended to provide resources and general information for potential or new faculty members responsible for pediatric content in a physical therapy program.

Please access it here.


Essential Competencies in Entry-Level Pediatric Physical Therapy Education

Rapport et al 2014


EBP Pediatric PT Education Resources

  • 2017-2018  3 part SPECIAL SERIES in JOPTE:  Pediatric Physical Therapy Education Research
    • Guest Editors:  Dr. Mary Jane Rapport and Dr. Jennifer Furze
      • 1st Issue  2017 Volume 31 Number 2
        • Features an editorial by the special series guest editors Dr. Mary Jane Rapport and Dr. Jennifer Furze titled Stepping OUT in Educational Research: Pediatric Physical Therapy Education has learned to walk.
      • 2nd Issues 2017 Volume 31 Number 3


Schreiber J, Moerchen V, Rapport MJ, Martin K, Furze J, Lundeen H, Pelletier E. Experiential learning with children: An essential component of professional physical therapy educationPediatr Phys Ther 2015;27:356–367.

Kenyon, LK, Birkmeier M, Anderson, DK, Martin, K. Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Education: Application of the Essential CompetenciesPediatr Phys Ther 2015;27:178-86.

Furze J, Kenyon LK, Jensen GM. Connecting classroom, clinic, and context:clinical reasoning strategies for clinical instructors and academic faculty. Pediatr Phys Ther 2015;27:368-75.


APPT Facts Sheets

Additional Resources

AAMC Academic Medicine: Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication

Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Development Resource Manual


Current Initiatives

In service to new and junior pediatric faculty the ACE SIG has supported the development of a Pre-Con for APPTAC 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy Faculty Institute


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