The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)

The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to excellence in physical therapist education programs as a whole.

The best minds in academic PT are here.  Our organizational membership includes over 92% of all U.S.-accredited physical therapist programs. We serve and represent the employees of these 242 PT educational institutions, including:

  • faculty,
  • clinical partners, and
  • academic administrators and leaders.

Faculty, academic administrators and clinical educators can sign up with ACAPT here.

Sometimes, ACAPT is confused with CAPTE.  Read an explanatory Q&A here.

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)

Mission and Vision

Promoting Safety and Competence

FSBPT strives to live by a clearly defined mission and vision. Our mission conveys the direction of our organization and our vision inspires us to achieve a common purpose.

Our Mission: To protect the public by providing service and leadership that promote safe and competent physical therapy practice.

Our Vision: To achieve a high level of public protection through a strong foundation of laws and regulatory standards in physical therapy, effective tools and systems to assess entry-level and continuing competence, and public and professional awareness of resources for public protection.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is an accrediting agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.