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APTA has resources to support each #FreshPT and #FreshPTA as they start their careers.

The first years of a physical therapy career inspire fresh excitement and new challenges.

Make sure that you maximize your membership benefits, including unlimited access to content and discounts to the APTA Learning Center and MedBridge.

Our Early-Career Dues Discount (formerly Career Starter Dues) helps you gain momentum, so we can be your support system throughout your career.

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Career Advancement

Apr 07, 2020

APTA is here to support you as you take your PT or PTA career to the next level.

Evidence-Based Practice Resources

Dec 19, 2019

Members have unlimited access to resources previously housed at PTNow: Article Search, CPGs, tests and measures, and more!

Financial Management

Jun 06, 2020

From long-term planning to student loan refinancing, we have resources to assist your financial management.

Membership Dues and Payment Plans

Jun 03, 2020

Our payment plans make it easier to become and stay an APTA member.

Additional For Early-Career PTs and PTAs Content

Giving Back During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 05, 2020 / Perspective

Anything that you can do, big or small, to help those in need can make a positive impact.

Impact of Student Debt on the Physical Therapy Profession

Jun 08, 2020 / Report

The report includes recommendations, as well as a summary of actions APTA has been taking to address the problem.

How I Knew Residency Was for Me

Jun 05, 2020 / Perspective

I want to share how I decided residency training was for me.

Financial Strategies for Recent Graduates

Apr 01, 2020 / Feature

Many PTs face financial challenges early in their careers. What strategies can new (and not so new) PTs use to address their financial issues?

How Climbing Has Shaped My Perspective

Jun 10, 2020 / Perspective

Climbing taught me how to be resilient and strong, and the lessons I learned in climbing remind me, that yes, we will get through this — together.

To My Fellow Students

Mar 03, 2020 / Perspective

Samantha "Sam" Puller, PT, DPT, has a hopeful message for the Class of 2020.

A Balancing Act: Choose You

Jan 30, 2020 / Perspective

I concluded that if I wasn’t able to take care of myself, how could I care for someone sicker than me?

You Cannot Complain if You're Not Involved: Perspectives of an Advocacy Veteran

Jan 30, 2020 / Interview

Eva Norman, PT, DPT, describes how she got started in advocacy, her thoughts on its importance, and how people can get involved.

5 Reasons Why I Love Working in a Military Health System

Jan 10, 2020 / Perspective

I'm a PT at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and I love my job.

A Message of Hope at A Critical Time – Defining Moment

Jan 06, 2020 / Article

Katie Borgelt, PT, DPT gives her thoughts on a presidential address.

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