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Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE)
•1977
•Recognized in 1977 by the U.S. Department of Education as the agency responsible for accrediting entry level physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs.
Emma Vogel
•1947
•A student of Mary McMillan at Reed College, Vogel became the first chief of the Women’s Medical Specialist Corps that was established in 1947.
Keen’s Chop House in NYC
•1921
•Place where in 1921, reconstruction aides and physicians met to establish the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association, the first national organization for the physical therapy field.
American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Associaiton
•1921
•First national organization established for the physical therapy profession. It was established in 1921 to articulate a clear professional identity after WWI.
Guide to Physical Therapist Practice
•1995
•Document that delineates four essential concepts for the practice of physical therapy. Updated in 2014.
Post-baccalaureate degree in PT
•1979
•APTA adopted the policy that a post-baccalaureate degree would replace a baccalaureate degree as the minimum educational requirement for a physical therapist by December 31, 1990.
Women’s Medical Specialist Corps
•1947
•Under the supervision of Emma Vogel, the Corps was established in 1947 by the U.S. Army in order to retain physical therapists to treat military personnel after World War II.
A Normative Model of Physical Therapist Professional level Education
•1994-1995
•Document developed in 1994 through 1995 to guide PT education programs as they shifted to post-baccalaureate programs.
Army Medical Specialist Crops
•1955
•Formerly known as the Women’s Medical Specialist Corps, the Corps was renamed in 1955 as the Army Medical Specialist Corps in order to include men into the unit.
Salk Vaccine

•Polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk which eradicated outbreaks of the disease.
PTA Cacus
•2005
•Current national representative body that was established in 2005. One PTA representative from each chapter of the APTA makes up the Caucus.
American Physiotherapy Association
•1922
•Formerly known as the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association, the organization was renamed the American Physiotherapy Association in 1922.
DPT
•2010
•Spurred by the APTA’s Vision 2020, most PT education programs shifted to the DPT as the entrance degree for PT professionals by 2010.
World War I
•1914-1918
•The war created the need for professionals that were trained in physical therapy to treat wounded soldiers.
World War II
•1930-1945
•World War II created a high need for professionals trained in physical therapy to treat injured soldiers.
American Physical Therapy Association
•1947
•Formerly known as the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic (1921) and American Physiotherapy Association (1922). The organization was renamed the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1947 and represents physical therapy professionals and creates policy.
Physical Therapy (journal)
•1962
•Name of official journal of APTA that was renamed in 1962 and was formerly known as the P.T. Review.
Reed College

•Portland, Oregon college where Mary McMillan trained reconstruction aides.
APTA Vision Statement of Physical Therapy 2020
•2000
•Statement adopted by APTA which created the goals for the physical therapy profession in the year 2020. Also known as Vision 2020, the statement provides a direction for education, practice and research for the field.
Polio epidemic
• (1894, 1914, 1916)
•Outbreaks of polio in 1894, 1914 and 1916 created a driving need for physical therapists to treat thousands of paralyzed children.
Reconstruction Aides
•1914
•Provided physical reconstruction to injured soldiers during World War I. Reconstruction aides were exclusively women and were precursors to modern day physical therapists.
Mary McMillan
•1921
•World War I reconstruction aide who went on to accomplish the following:
I. Appointed head reconstruction aide in 1918
II. First elected president of the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association in 1921
III. Trained reconstruction aides in emergency training programs at Reed College
IV. Wrote the first book written by a PT, Massage and Therapeutic Exercise
Division of Special Hospital and Physical Reconstruction
•1917
•Division was that trained and organized reconstruction aides who in turn provided physical reconstruction to injured soldiers during World War I. The division was created in 1917.
Core Values of Professionalism in Physical Therapy
•2003
•Seven traits that physical therapy professionals should incorporate into their daily practices. The APTA published the values in the 2003 document “Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Core Values.”
Balanced Budget Act
•1997
•Federal legislation passed in 1997 that cut Medicare expenditures for rehabilitation services in an effort to balance the federal government’s budget.
Autonomous Physical Therapist Practice
•2003, 2009
•Autonomous practice, or independent, professional judgment by physical therapists, was described in 2003 by the APTA and updated in 2009.
Training and Utilization of the Physical Therapy Assistant
•1967
•The APTA adopted the policy statement in 1967. The policy statement defined the role, functions and educational preparation of PTAs.
Affiliate Special Interest Group
•1983
•Formed in 1983, the ASIG represented physical therapist assistants within the APTA. The ASIG was replaced by the Affiliate Assembly in 1989.
Helen Blood, PT
•1967
•APTA adopted the policy statement in 1967. The policy statement defined the role, functions and educational preparation of PTAs
Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, PTA MEd
•1983
•One of the founders of the Affiliate Special Interest Group which represented the interests of physical therapy assistants in the APTA. Carpenter-Davis was later the first president of the Affiliate Assembly which was established in 1989.
PTA temporary membership in APTA
•1970
•In 1970 PTAs were given temporary membership in the APTA. In 1973, PTAs were given the designation as affiliate members.
National Assembly
•1998
•Representative structure that evolved from the Affiliate Assembly in 1998 when a new membership category was created for PTAs that moved them from affiliate member status to physical therapist assistant member status.
Miami Dade College
•1967
•One of two institutions that created the first PTA education programs in 1967 as a result of the Training and Utilization of the Physical Therapy Assistant document.
PTA permanent membership in APTA

College of St. Catherine
•1967
•One of two institutions that created the first PTA education programs in 1967 as a result of the Training and Utilization of the Physical Therapy Assistant document.
Affiliate Assembly
•1989
•Assembly replaced the Affiliate Special Interest Group in 1989. The Assembly elected officers and held meetings to support PTA interests in the APTA.

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