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Member Institutions of ACAPT: Institutions of higher education located in the United States with a physical therapist education program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and who pay their annual  dues of $2,500 (per separately accredited program) are considered Member Institutions of ACAPT.  You will see an option below for newly accredited programs to pay a one-time half dues amount.

Please contact ACAPT directly to join as an Institutional Membership at

PT Faculty and PT Program Directors: All with this designation may select the option below.  Those who are employed at a Member Institutions (see above) and who are active members of the American Physical Therapy Association, are considered Individual Members of ACAPT. Individual Members do not pay dues.

Clinical Affiliate Members of ACAPT: Those clinics who are partnered with an ACAPT Member Institutions are considered members of ACAPT. Clinical Affiliates do not pay dues.

All others are welcome to join our database and gain access to information, services, and products as they are made available.

The dues season is July 1 - June 30.  Invoices are sent to each accredited physical therapist program in the spring of each year.  Dues are for 12 months of membership and are not pro-rated during the dues season. To request an invoice, contact Payment of ACAPT dues by Member Institutions shall constitute application for and admission to membership. Member Institutions shall identify their Representative each year at the time dues are paid.   

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The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is formed by members from physical therapy educational programs from academic institutions in the United States. ACAPT provides a structure to develop and share standards for excellence and best practices in academic physical therapy.

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