• THANK YOU! NSC Attendees, faculty, exhibitors and sponsors for making NSC 2019 an epic experience!

    Thursday, October 31, to Saturday, November 2, 2019
    Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Albuquerque Convention Center

    Go Southwest and experience the excitement and fun of the only conference for students, by students. A thousand students will come together for 3 days to bring physical therapy to life. Hobnob with some of the profession's leaders, make new friends, learn a few things, and jump start your career! Take part in electing leaders—better yet, become one.

    You won't want to miss:

    Hands On Labs at NSC!
    • Keynote speaker Joanna Lohman who will help you understand the how to "find your cool" and make an impact.
    • Free headshots. Bring your best gear and sign up for a professional headshot. Look for an email closer to the conference and sign up.
    • Key sessions that will help you create unique pathways, market your value as a new graduate, and set you up for success.
    • Albuquerque – it will impress you with its culture, charisma, charm, and affordability. Check out these generous discounts and coupons!
    • The Knowledge Bowl on Saturday, November 2. Ten schools go head-to-head for prizes and bragging rights. Be there and cheer them on.
    • APTA president, and recently appointed dean, Sharon Dunn, will inspire you and make you laugh at her town hall meeting.
    • 25% discount off the registration price, if you register by Thursday, October 30.
    • Opportunities to make a difference: Coloring Books for Kids and Making Teddy Bears for Kids, sponsored by ATI. (see Friday, Nov 2 schedule)
    • Provide Your Feedback!
      We are looking for your insight on communication, the new APTA brand, and our association values. Participate in a focus group on Friday, November 1, from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm. Focus group participants will have a chance to win a prize! This session is limited to 20 people, so reserve your spot today via APTA Engage.

    Remember to bring:

    • Creativity for working on a service project
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Your résumé for the résumé review session
    • Headshot-worthy gear
    • A refillable water bottle and travel mug
    • Business casual clothing
    • Your passion for physical therapy
    • Please bring children's coloring books and brighten the lives of Albuquerque kids at the Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital. Drop off at the Registration Desk.


  • Last Updated: 11/4/2019
    Contact: conferences@apta.org
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