What does the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy have to offer its student members?
Complimentary subscription to the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Free subscription to GeriNotes Magazine
Members have the opportunity to submit articles for consideration of publication in GeriNotes
Membership awards including Outstanding PT and PTA Student
AGPT offers 6 special interest groups (SIG). Each SIG provides a forum for discussion for AGPT members with specific interests. Some SIGs even host their own journal club!
- Balance and Falls
- Bone Health
- Cognitive and Mental Health
- Global Health International
- Health Promotion and Wellness
- Residency & Fellowship
- Practice resources
- Evidence-based documents
- Clinical practice guidelines
Annual PT/PTA student consumer brochure contest
Leadership opportunities for #FreshPT(s) include participation in section committees:
- Awards Committee
- Finance Committee
- Geriatric Specialty Council
- GeriNotes Committee
- JGPT Editorial Board Committee
- Membership Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Practice Committee
"I love geriatrics and being a member of this section! No matter what setting you're in, you’ll encounter geriatric patients, so why not learn more and get involved?"
- Lindsay Bowen, SPTA, Sommerset Community College
"I think the Geriatric Section is important because no matter what other sections you're a part of, you're always going to encounter geriatric patients. The population is getting older and growing, so we will need to see more of these patients. Personally, I feel like the geriatric population is sometimes taken advantage of and one day this will be you, so why not be caring and empathetic toward the patients who need to learn to function and cope with the aging process."
- Leah Wright, SPTA, 2017 Outstanding PTA Student member, AGPT, Sommerset Community College
To learn more visit the AGPT section website.