National Student Conclave (NSC) Programming

  • Attending NSC provides you with the opportunity to attend the following can't-miss events:

    Special-interest seminars covering topics including acute care, clinical electrophysiology and wound management, geriatrics, neurology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, sports physical therapy, and women's health.

    Develop a framework for exploring career pathways and learn some of the core essentials required to pursue these options! Take advantage of opportunities to explore innovative career paths and fortuitous detours to taking the initial steps in identifying your preferred pathway as a new graduate entering the profession.

    Workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, and small-group debt evaluation.

    An open discussion with APTA's president, where you'll find out what's ahead for the profession.

    An exhibit hall that features employers, manufacturers, and publishers who are eager to speak with you.

    Network with colleagues, mentors, and other members of the profession at Special Events.

    Daily Programming Schedules

    Click the tabs above for daily programming schedules.

    APTA Strategic Business Partners

    NSC programming for Thursday, October 30

    3:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Attendee Registration

    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Networking Event 

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm 

    Miami-Marquette Challenge Student Social

    NSC programming for Friday, October 31

    8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Attendee Registration

    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Opening Session  

    10:00 am-Noon  

    Exhibit Hall

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm

    Lunch & Navigating Your Career Highway: Where Do I Go Next?

    1:00 pm-1:15 pm


    1:15 pm-1:45 pm

    Choose a Path!
    Select from one of the 8 sessions below. You will have the opportunity to attend three of the following sessions.

    Expert Clinician: Residency
    Master Clinician: Specialist Cert
    Advanced Proficiency for the PTA
    Teacher (Clinical and Classroom)
    Private Practice Owner
    Global Health/Service Learning

    1:50 pm-2:20 pm

    Choose a Second Path!

    2:25 pm-2:55 pm

    Choose a Third Path!

    3:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Choose a Fourth Path!

    3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall

    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    Open Discussion with APTA's President


    PT PAC Late Night

    NSC programming for Saturday, November 1

    7:00 am-5:00 pm

    Attendee Registration

    7:00 am-8:00 am

    Early Morning Work Out

    9:00 am-10:30 am

    Leadership Development

    10:30 am-11:00 am

    Candidate Interviews

    11:00 am-1:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall
    (Lunch - 11-Noon | Raffles and Giveaways - 12:30 pm-1 pm)

    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    Resume Reviews

    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Post-Grad Track I* (Choose 1)

    2:40 pm-3:40 pm

    Post-Graduation Track II* (Choose 1)

    3:40 pm-4:00 pm


    4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Post-Graduation Track III* (Choose 1) 

    5:15 pm-6:15 pm

     Closing Session To Inspire and Motivate!

    6:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swearing-In of New Officers

    *Indicates programming for both PT and PTA students