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.
Continue your career development by pursuing a postprofessional degree.
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.