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Student members have a voice in their association.

You don't need to be a member of the student board of directors to lead our association forward.

There are multiples ways to get involved.

Student Assembly

All student members of APTA are part of the Student Assembly. The Student Assembly is represented within the association by the Student Assembly Board of Directors, which includes two nonvoting delegates who participate in APTA’s House of Delegates.

Student Assembly Board of Directors

The Student Assembly Board of Directors is made up of 10 members, eight of whom serve one-year terms (president, vice president, secretary, director of communications, director of membership, director of SPTA relations, and student PT delegate, and nominating committee member) and two of whom serve two-year terms (nominating committee chair and nominating committee chair-elect). As of 2020, student elections are held electronically once per year, with all APTA student members eligible to vote.

Access more on the Student Assembly Board elections process.

Core Ambassadors

Core ambassadors are volunteer APTA members who serve as a link between the Student Assembly Board of Directors and student members in their state. There is one core ambassador per state who is responsible for sharing communications and encouraging engagement.

Student Assembly Liaisons

Student Assembly liaisons are volunteer APTA members who represent the Student Assembly and Student Assembly Board of Directors with designated groups.

Project Committees

Student Assembly project committees are established by the Student Assembly Board of Directors to advance key student initiatives in support of the board. Each project committee includes one or two chairs and approximately five-to-seven members who are appointed through an annual application process.

Student Special Interest Groups

Some APTA chapters and sections have student special interest groups to increase involvement.