APTA's PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) is the premier program for increasing a PTA's knowledge and skill in a chosen area of physical therapy.
PTAs gain advanced proficiency knowledge and skill in a selected area of work. Content areas are acute care, cardiovascular/pulmonary, geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and wound management.
The program has 3 components:
- APTA courses that are completed regardless of area of proficiency with knowledge checks.
- Proficiency area-specific content with knowledge/skill checks.
- Mentored clinical experiences with skills checks.
Participants receive guidance from a self-designated clinical mentor that has expertise in the content area.
Eligibility and Enrollment
About the PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways Program
Includes background, purpose, prerequisites, and other requirements.
PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways Enrollment Process
Includes forms for enrollment, supervising PT recommendation/agreement, and clinical mentor recommendation/agreement.
Free Informational Webinar
Derek Stepp, director of postprofessional credentialing discusses the new PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) program that replaced APTA's PTA recognition program.
Review recording via Adobe Connect.