Evidence Based Practice SIG


The purpose of the EBP SIG is to provide a forum for clinicians, educators and researchers that promotes collaboration and innovation for informed application of research evidence in practice.


The objectives of the EBP SIG are to provide a forum for discussion, a venue for program development, and a presence in the public arena of the Academy. In particular the SIG shall:

  • A. Provide a forum for clinicians and students to discuss and learn more about the complexities of using research evidence to inform practice;
  • B. Provide a forum for educators to explore the best methods for teaching and promoting integration of research in practice;
  • C. Provide a forum for researchers to explore research methodologies and dissemination strategies for promoting the integration of their research into practice;
  • D. Represent the interests of the membership of the SIG within the Academy.
  • E. Provide service to the Academy and the Association as a resource on the process of incorporating research evidence with clinical expertise and patient perspective in practice.


DPT EBP Curricular Guidelines

EBP Skills Checklist

The EBP SIG can provide faculty who teach EBP with a comprehensive guideline of what should be included in DPT EBP curricula. The EBP SIG and Academy of Physical Therapy Research have endorsed the 30 page guideline which contains both overarching curricular recommendations and examples of specific learning objectives for students in the classroom and clinic. Congratulations and thank you to the task force members who put 18 months of work into the project: Deanne Fay, PT, DPT, MS, PCS; Steven George PT, PhD; Laurita Hack, PT, DPT, MBA, PhD, FAPTA; Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAACVPR; Sandra Kaplan PT, DPT, PhD; David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS (co-chair); Randy Richter, PT, PhD; Julie K. Tilson, PT, DPT, MS, NCS (co-chair); Robert Wainner, PT, PhD.

How To Join

To join the EBP SIG, you should be Academy of Research member. Please submit your request using the ‘Special Interest Groups Signup’ form below. Please be sure to include the name of SIG in your request.

Feel free to contact any of our leadership with any questions, ideas or concerns.

Special Interest Groups Signup