Becoming a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant is just the beginning. Consider the following career development opportunities.
- Residency & Fellowship
Residency and fellowship programs normally occur after the graduate physical therapist has obtained clinical experience in the workplace.
- ABPTS Specialist Certification
ABPTS offers board-certification in 8 specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health.
- Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)
Develop the skills and techniques necessary to provide a structured and effective clinical learning environment for students.
- Postprofessional Degree
Continue your career development by pursuing a postprofessional degree.
- Leadership Development
There are several programs within APTA and its chapters and sections to help you develop your leadership skills and advance your career.
- PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency
Recognizes PTAs who have achieved advanced proficiency through education, experience, leadership and as part of the PT/PTA team in a specified area of work.