EIM students are exposed to a vast community of evidence-based practitioners, both as instructors and colleagues, all embracing best business practices in an Executive MBA-style format. The focus is on the operations management aspect of running a practice, with an optional tDPT clinical component requiring 4 additional courses in Radiology, Medical Screening, Pharmacology, and Evidence Based Practice.
The extensive community that has formed around EIM provides a “first in class” environment for owners and senior managers to receive the highest caliber of training and practical applications for their private practice which will provide a strategic competitive advantage in the marketplace.
EIM, in partnership with the Private Practice Section of APTA and The Educational Institute for Private Practice Physical Therapy, is closely associated with many of the best academic programs and other key stakeholder groups in the physical therapy profession. PPS members receive a 7.5% discount on tuition.
The majority of the program happens wherever you happen to be, providing the flexibility to have a life while working, furthering your education, and developing lifelong relationships with faculty and fellow students.
The Objective A 12-month program of post-professional education for physical therapists designed to enhance the business savvy and sophistication of private practice physical therapy owners and managers with evidence-based best business practices which result in elevation of the role of physical therapy in health care delivery as well as the status of PT’s in the marketplace.
A combination of didactic and collaborative education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and on-site courses. You will develop documents specific to your practice to enhance the management of your operation. Coursework requires 4-6 hours per week, whenever it is convenient for you.
EIM is privileged to be associated with a world class faculty from a variety of the best practices and academic programs in the country who are internationally recognized for their contributions to education, research, and practice management.
- Management and Strategy
- Leadership and Entrepreneurship
- Financial Analysis and Performance
- Organizational Development and HR
- Marketing and Customer Service
- Business Development
Create and sustain a community of private practices that enable ongoing collaboration and cross consulting after completion of the program. You will be part of a network of over 200 owners and managers who are enrolled or have graduated from this program.
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Listen to a podcast interview with Bridgit Findley, PT, DPT, OCS, Executive Program graduate and winner of ADVANCE Magazine’s “Practice of the Year” Award. Hear how the Executive Program contributed to her practice's success (at min. 4).
Admission to the program is at the discretion of EIM.
- All students must be owners or managers in private physical therapy practices.
- All students accepted into the Program must be a PT or employed by a PT who has successfully completed an APTA accredited professional physical therapy curriculum. Office managers who are not PTs may apply if they have a bachelor’s degree or 5 years equivalent experience.
- All students must be a PT or employed by a PT with a current license to practice physical therapy. This license must not be under suspension, revocation, probationary status, or subject to disciplinary proceedings or inquiry.
- All students or their practice must be active members of the APTA.
Tuition and Fees
$100 Application Fee must accompany the application. Total tuition for the EIM Executive Program in Private Practice Management is $10,800 plus materials/graduation fee of $450. The total for the TDPT optional courses is $2000.
APTA PPS Members are eligible for a 7.5% discount on the $10,800 tuition.
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