• ABPTRFE is a 7-member body appointed by the American Physical Therapy Association's Board of Directors.

    Upcoming Meetings

    View upcoming meetingsView upcoming ABPTRFE decision meetings (.pdf).

    2018-2019 Roster

    Csiza, Linda 150x200
    Linda Csiza, PT, DSc
    Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
    Chair
    Term: 7/1/16-6/30/20
    Wilcox, Kim
    Kim Curbow-Wilcox, PT, PhD
    Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
    Chair-Elect
    Term: 7/1/17-6/30/21
    Giordano, Airelle
    Airelle Giordano, PT, DPT
    Board-Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
    Term: 7/1/12-6/30/20
    Goodstadt, Noel
    Noel Goodstadt, PT, DPT
    Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    Term: 7/1/18-6/30/22
    Gravano, Tamara 150x212
    Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT
    Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
    Term: 7/1/15-6/30/19
    Weber, Mark
    Mark Weber, PT, PhD, ATC
    Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
    Term: 7/1/18-6/30/22
     Gubka, Samantha  
    Samantha Gubka, PT, DPT
    Board-Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
    AAOMPT Representative
    Term: 7/1/17-6/30/21

     

    ABPTRFE Board Tasks

    1. Determining the quality standards, policies, and procedures with which a residency or fellowship education program must comply to be accredited and amend these requirements, as appropriate.
    2. Providing an efficient and credible system for the evaluation, accreditation, and renewal of accreditation of physical therapy residency and fellowship education programs.
    3. Developing and maintaining the policies and procedures for the implementation and evaluation of the accreditation process including, but not limited to, the development and/or maintenance of processes for: a) Accrediting residency and fellowship programs; b) Selection of Candidacy Review Council members; c) Documenting findings of written review and site visit; d) Auditing accredited residency and fellowship programs; and e) Renewal of accreditation for residency and fellowship programs 
    4. Providing formal recognition of ABPTRFE accredited residency and fellowship programs.
    5. Overseeing the activities of the Candidacy Review Council and evaluate effectiveness of processes and initiatives.
    6. Addressing the demand for accredited residency and fellowship programs by promoting wide regional representation and access to all specialty and subspecialty practices.
    7. Fostering retention of accredited residency and fellowship programs.
    8. Identifying new and existing resources for residency and fellowship programs.
    9. Acting upon all grievance issues (appeals process).
    10. Appointing members of the Candidacy Review Council.
  • Last Updated: 9/27/2018
    Contact: resfel@apta.org