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2014 ELI Fellows Recipients Graduate from Education Institute

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The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that a group of physical therapists graduated in July after completing a higher education program at the accredited APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship. A total of 15 physical therapy educators, along with mentorship from six experienced leaders in physical therapy education, completed a yearlong higher education program.

The APTA news release notes that the higher education program consisted of: nine online modules provided by content expert faculty; three face-to-face mentorship sessions and ongoing mentorship provided by physical therapy program directors; higher education mentorship provided by physical therapy education leaders; and implementation of a personal leadership plan and an institution-based leadership project.

In addition, the 15 new ELI Fellows cultivated a shared learning community and network with opportunities to integrate curriculum content within their current and future education leadership roles and responsibilities, according to APTA.

The ELI Fellowship aims to develop physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education program directors with the leadership skills to facilitate improvement and change in the academic environment of the 21st century, as indicated on the APTA news release. In addition, the fellowship strives to develop clinicians to think strategically to implement creative solutions in education that respond to changes in health care and society and engage in public discourse that advances the physical therapy profession.

For more information on the 2014 graduates and the ELI Fellowship, visit www.apta.org.

Source: APTA