The APTA Centennial Scholars Program is designed to build a cadre of future association leaders at both the component and national levels. The 12-month program will run throughout 2021 with a goal of engaging 100 scholars, including the goal of at least one scholar sponsored by each of APTA’s 71 components.
The curriculum will cover association leadership and management topics and be delivered through three face-to-face meetings (depending on the status of the global pandemic and quarantining mandates) and regularly scheduled virtual learning experiences. Additionally, scholars will work directly with their sponsoring components or stakeholders to design and complete a capstone project that addresses an existing need as determined by the component. Scholars will also benefit from the guidance of Centennial Scholar mentors who will work directly with the scholars in small groups to support the completion of their projects.
Recruitment for the APTA Centennial Scholars Program (Scholars and Mentors) is now open. The Academy of Physical Therapy Research (APTR) will sponsor one Centennial Scholar to be chosen by application process. The deadline to submit application to APTR is August 23. Capstone project options may include topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Physical Therapy Research or Academy of Physical Therapy Research Retreat – 2021 outcomes. You may also suggest the capstone project topic of your choice. To submit your application to the Academy of Physical Therapy Research, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJ6KK76
The application to be a Mentor in the program is also open via APTA Engage. The deadline to submit a mentor application is August 15.