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The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy (AACPT) is recognized as the expert resource for the provision of evidence-based acute care physical therapy.

We are always looking for interested physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students to join the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy. You must be an APTA member to join the AACPT. 

Current Priorities

By joining the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy, you’ll support the following goals:

  • Promote the development and improvement of acute care physical therapy practice, education and research.

  • Promote clinical and professional excellence in treating patients with acute health care needs across all practice settings and across the lifespan.

  • Pursue recognition of acute care practice as a specialization area.

  • Develop a career pathway for the acute care practitioner that includes the development of entry-level PT and PTA competencies.

  • Support the development of acute care residencies and fellowships.

  • Foster acute care research through section research grants and poster/platform awards.

Why Join?

Joining the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy grants you access to over 3,000 physical therapy experts. Our job is to help our members share their expertise to better the field of acute care physical therapy through our networking, resources and education.

Already an APTA Member, but Not an Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy Member?

You do not have to wait until your APTA renewal to join the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy. You can join instantly and at a pro-rated price dependent upon your APTA membership renewal date.

Go here and click on "Add a Section" under Applications & Forms. Again, your dues will be pro-rated based on your APTA membership renewal.

Neither an APTA Member nor an Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy Member?

You must be an APTA member to join the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy. Complete your membership application online and remember to join the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy at the same time.

 

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