Janet Bezner, who is the ACAPT Chair of the Leadership Development Committee Team, comes onto HET Podcast to talk about the ACAPT Leadership Academy including why the academy was formed and what it entails, what the Leadership Committee has learned from starting, the barriers encountered, future directions for the Leadership Academy, and more!
The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and represents the institutions that provide physical therapist (PT) education. ACAPT Leadership Development Committee Chair Janet Bezner is also an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Texas State University. She teaches and conducts research on physical activity and health coaching. She has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, a PhD in health education from the University of Texas, and a doctor of physical therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Bezner is a certified health and wellness coach. Prior to joining Texas State, she was vice president of education, governance, and administration at APTA. She served on APTA’s Board of Directors prior to joining its staff, and is a recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award. In 2017 she was elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is an experienced speaker and facilitator on topics related to leadership, personal development, strategic planning, and health promotion and wellness.