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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Aug 27, 2018

Barbara Sanders, Current President of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), comes onto the show to talk about her story and how she got involved with ACAPT, What ACAPT is, the history and mission of ACAPT, ACAPT's role in DPT education, ACAPT organizational barriers, work ACAPT has done thus far, future direction of ACAPT, and more!


Barbara Sanders Biography:


PhD, 1991, Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
MS, 1976, Education, The University of Kentucky
BSPT, 1972, Physical Therapy, The University of Kentucky


Physical Therapist in the states of
Kentucky, 1972-present - delete
Texas, 1986-present

Certified Specialist, Sports Physical Therapy, Emeritus 2017
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Initial certification, 1988, recertification 1997, 2007

Experience - Academic

Associate Dean, 2004-present
College of Health Professions
Texas State University-San Marcos 

Professor and Chair, 1996-present
Associate Professor and Program Director, 1989-1996
Assistant Professor and Program Director, 1987-1989
Assistant Professor, 1986-1987
Department of Physical Therapy
Texas State University-San Marcos

Academic Coordinator fo Clinical Education, 1978-1983
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Instructor, 1976-1977
Physical Therapy Program
The University of Kentucky


Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Kentucky Alumni Association, 2016

CAPTE Distinguished Service Award, 2013

McDougall Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, University of Kentucky, 2011

Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA, 2010


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"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey: 

Texas State University Department of Physical Therapy Website: 

The PT Hustle Website: 

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