Janet Bezner, who is the ACAPT Chair of the Leadership Development Committee Team, comes onto HET Podcast for Part 2 of her interview to talk about effective behavior change in education, her thoughts on variance in academics and clinical education, her experience and lessons learned from being on the APTA Board of Directors, pros and cons of working within the APTA, addressing population health needs in education, and more!


Janet Bezner ACAPT Website: https://www.acapt.org/about/our-leadership/ACAPT-Leadership-Academy

ACAPT Website: https://www.acapt.org/ 

Janet Bezner Texas State Faculty Bio: http://www.health.txstate.edu/pt/people/faculty.html

Janet Bezner Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/jbezner?lang=en

Janet Bezner Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/janet.bezner

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HET LITE Tool: www.pteducator.com/het 

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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.