Academies

Multiple Health Professions Joining Together

The National Academies of Practice was founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on our health care system. It is the only interdisciplinary group of health care practitioners dedicated to these issues. Distinguished Practitioners, Scholars and Policy Fellows are elected by their peers from multiple different health professions. 

Scope of Practice and Role in Interprofessional Health Care

Click below to view PowerPoint presentations on the education, accreditation standards and specifics on the scope of practice for each profession with an academy in NAP as well as information on their role in interprofessional health care:

Athletic Training
Audiology
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Podiatric Medicine
Psychology
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology

Academy Webpages

Click below to view each NAP academy's individual webpage:

Allopathic & Osteopathic Medicine
Athletic Training 
Audiology
Dentistry
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Podiatric Medicine
Psychology
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology
Veterinary Medicine  

 

If you are part of a discipline that is not currently represented in NAP and are interested in starting a new academy, please contact the NAP office at 859-514-9184 or email.