Eligibility: To qualify as a physical therapist postprofessional student, individuals must meet all of the qualifications for physical therapist membership and attest that they are enrolled full-time in a postprofessional program or APTA-accredited residency or fellowship program, or a postdoctoral research fellowship. Alternately, individuals can complete and submit a verification of enrollment form with their membership application. Transition DPT students are not eligible for physical therapist postprofessional student membership.
Note: This member category is limited to 5 years for a doctoral program, 2 years for a master's program, and 2 years for an APTA-accredited postprofessional residency or fellowship program, or postdoctoral research fellowship. Annually at renewal, members who are enrolled full-time in an advanced postprofessional program or APTA-accredited residency or fellowship program can continue to qualify for reduced dues.
Membership Benefits | Dues
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