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APTA's Board of Directors has established the following councils to advance the strategic priorities of the association and profession. APTA members are interested in these areas of practice, may join these councils.

APTA's Board of Directors has established the following councils to advance the strategic priorities of the association and profession.

Council of Health Systems Physical Therapy (CHSPT)
The Council works to develop and disseminate best practices in prevention, health promotion, and wellness for all individuals and populations. CHSPT welcomes involvement from APTA members that practice in major health systems.

Council on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness
CHSPT is a community for members who practice in major health systems and share a common goal to improve society by advancing practice. PHPW welcomes involvement from all interested APTA members.

Frontiers in Rehabilitation, Science, and Technology (FiRST) Council
FiRST is a community for members to work collaborative to leverage scientific and technological discoveries to advance physical therapist practice, education, and research. FiRST welcomes involvement from all interested stakeholders.

Additional Councils

The following councils are aligned with APTA's component structure.

  • Council of Section Presidents
  • Council of Chapter Presidents
  • Council of Component Executives