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About The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy

The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy (AACPT) is composed of more than 3,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students who are members of the American Physical Therapy Association. The mission of the AACPT is to foster excellence in acute care practice, in all settings, in order to enhance the health and functioning of patients and clients.

JACPT Access

Are you a member and have a question regarding your access to the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT)? To access the journal, login to our website and go to the "Journal Access" page under the Members Only tab. If you are still having issues with access, please use this form to contact us.

Would you like to opt out of receiving the print version of the JACPT? Find out how.

Foundations for Physical Therapy Acute Care Research Grant Applications are Open!

The Foundation, like the physical therapy profession, is dedicated to the goal of improving the quality and delivery of patient care. The Foundation accomplishes this by providing support to emerging investigators to promote scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapist practice. Please visit our Grants page for more information on how to apply. 

AACPT 2021 Nominations are Open!

Make 2021 your year to serve Acute Care by running for a position on the board of directors! The Academy depends on its volunteer leaders for its continued success. This is a great opportunity to build your leadership skills while interacting with like-minded physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from across the country. 

Read the job descriptions and submit your nomination by June 1, 2020 for the following open positions: 


Bylaws Committe Chair

Nominating Committee Member


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