• At National Student Conclave, you will network with other PT and PTA student peers and mentors while attending educational sessions specifically designed to prepare you for your physical therapy career. National Student Conclave (NSC) is the only national conference that’s planned for students, by students, giving you the opportunity to:

    CREATE lifelong relationships with fellow physical therapy students from across the country, leaders in the field, and with APTA's president and CEO.

    ELECT your next Student Assembly Board of Directors. View your candidates.

    ENGAGE in innovative topics that focus on your future in physical therapy.

    CONTRIBUTE to a fun, energetic, thriving environment focused on all PT and PTA students.

    Need more reasons to attend? Check out highlights from NSC 2015!

    How Will I Benefit?

    • Network with peers, mentors, employers, manufacturers, publishers, and APTA leaders.
    • Learn practical information not typically covered in the classroom.
    • Discover your role as a member of APTA and how you can make the most of your membership and make a difference!
    • Meet and elect the future leaders of the Student Assembly! 

    What Can I Expect?

    • Customized Learning: Choose the sessions that you want to attend throughout the weekend, including a concurrent track for PTAs.
    • Networking: Meet hundreds of students who share your interests and are dedicated to the profession.
    • Dress Code: Attire for NSC is business casual. Be comfortable, but be professional.

    What Should I Bring?

    • Copies of your resume‚ for resume workshop
    • Preprinted course handouts (made available prior to the conference)
    • Pen and paper to take notes
    • Business cards or contact information to exchange when networking

    What Other Costs Can I Expect?

    • Travel: Consider carpooling or renting the school van to bring groups from your school or schools in your area.
    • Hotel: Share rooms with classmates or other students. 
    • Any meals not provided during the conference

    NSC Exhibit Hall

    You'll have more than 5 hours to meet one-on-one with exhibitors! Visit with experts who will answer your questions, employers eager to speak with you, publishers showcasing the latest physical therapy publications, and APTA special-interest section representatives. Whether you are a first-year student or are approaching graduation, the NSC Exhibit Hall has something for you. Be sure to bring copies of your resume to share with exhibitors-one of them may be your future employer!

    Call for Volunteer Resumé Reviewers

    NSC is looking for 30-35 clinicians, faculty, or private practitioners to volunteer as resume reviewers on Saturday, October 29, 11:00 am-12:30 pm (Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33131). Reviewers will be asked to critique in a face-to-face format two resumes at a time, and spend about ten minutes per pair on offering suggestions for improving or editing. It’s face-paced and high energy! Contact NSC@apta.org for more information.

  • Last Updated: 9/13/2016
    Contact: conferences@apta.org
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