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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 7, 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 6, 2020

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

Membership Dues and Payment Plans

Jun 3, 2020

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

Additional For Early-Career PTs and PTAs Content

PT Compact: 101

Aug 5, 2020 / Article

On today's episode, we talk with T.J. Cantwell from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy on all things PT Compact. T.J. answers some of the common questions about PT Compact, like how to know if your state is part of the program, what are the requirements for eligibility, what happens if you move, and much more.

Marketing Yourself

Jul 1, 2020 / Article

Student Spotlight: American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy

Jun 23, 2020 / Open Access

Each month we will highlight one of the 18 APTA sections, giving information on the specialty, involvement opportunities, and even sharing an experience from a current member.

Fostering Allyship in DEI - Part 1

Jun 18, 2020 / Article

Guests discuss their experiences as racial and ethnic minorities in the profession.

Giving Back During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 5, 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 8, 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 5, 2020 / Perspective

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

Financial Strategies for Recent Graduates

Apr 1, 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 3, 2020 / Perspective

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


Related Courses and Events

View more courses and events
Event APTA's Celebration of Diversity Virtual Gala

Oct 15, 2020
thru October 17, 2020 (7-8:15 p.m. ET)

Event National Physical Therapy Month

Oct 1, 2020
thru October 31, 2020

APTA Live PTA Outlook: COVID & Other Practice Issues

Sep 3, 2020
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Event Virtual NEXT

Jun 3, 2020
Available thru July 31