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  • Help PTA Education Evolve: Join New APTA Task Force

    Here is your chance to roll up your sleeves and contribute to the future of PTA education. The Educational Programs for the PTA Task Force is ready to enlist volunteers with knowledge and experience in education, the scope of work of the physical therapist assistant (PTA), and data review and synthesis. This new task force continues the work of the PTA Education Feasibility Study Work Group, specifically in the area of data collection and collation.

    Interested members should respond to the call by completing a volunteer interest profile found on the Volunteer Interest Pool webpage. Once your profile is complete, click on the Apply for Current Opportunities button and select Educational Programs for the PTA Task Force.

    The deadline to apply for a position on this task force is October 9.


    • I'm a PTA who has been in practice for 5 years. I an vice president and Co-owner of Advance Physical Therapy in Burien Washington. Let me know how I can help.

      Posted by Joshua Anderson PTA, CKTP, Cert. ASTYM on 9/25/2013 5:25 PM

    • I would love to be a part of keeping PTA programs exactly as they are. If this another attempt to put students In Further loan debt like DPT and MSPT programs did, I will do everything I can to combat it. Making students go to school longer and rack up greater debt has done nothing to improve care. It only further enriches bloated university budgets to the detriment of the American public.

      Posted by Sean on 9/26/2013 3:05 AM

    • Wow. Though I was frustrated when halfway through prerequisites on my way to applying to PT school, I didn't take it quite as hard as Sean above. I went for the Master's Degree, and am happy about it. Yes, I am still paying my loans off 13 years later, but you learn to deal... I still believe in improving education for both PTs and PTAs. The important part is you get into it for the right reasons.

      Posted by Jacquie on 10/16/2013 2:50 PM

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