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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 options and dues discounts make it easier to become and stay an APTA member.


Additional For Early-Career PTs and PTAs Content

Message to This Year's Graduates From APTA CEO Justin Moore

May 12, 2021 / Perspective

"You enter a new century of physical therapy in the United States like no other class before you."

Connecting the Mind and Body for Trauma-Informed Care

May 11, 2021 / Perspective

The use of trauma-informed care has the power to change and uproot PT practice as we know it. And like most deconstructive work in life, my discovery of the need for trauma-informed physical therapy didn't come easy.

In a Few Minutes, Access a Wealth of Financial Resources

Apr 9, 2021 / Perspective

APTA is here to help you take control of your financial future.

Financial Resources To Help You in Your Career and Your Life

Apr 1, 2021 / Perspective

After exploring the APTA Financial Solutions Center, I feel more comfortable and in control of my financial situation.

The Emerging Role of Physical Therapists in Wilderness Medicine

Apr 1, 2021 / Feature

PTs have skills and qualifications highly relevant to providing services in the backcountry.

Pursuing a PhD

Feb 10, 2021 / Podcast

Two PTs discuss their career journeys and things to consider when pursuing a PhD.

Student Spotlight: APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

Feb 9, 2021 / Open Access

APTA Pediatrics has close to 6,000 physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, student, and partner members.

No Tengas Vergüenza: We Need To Step Out of Our Language Comfort Zones

Feb 1, 2021 / Perspective

Language differences can be a barrier to providing the best care we can provide, and it's up to us to address those differences.

Maximizing Your Potential as a Professional

Jan 14, 2021 / Podcast

Zach shares his message to seek out more information, identify bias and limitations when they exist, find mentors, and reflect on experiences whenever possible.

When Plans Change: How COVID-19 Changed My Career Journey

Dec 2, 2020 / Podcast

In this episode, Cameron talks about how he reassessed his career goals and journey, how this year forced him to be creative and innovative, and he gives tips for listeners to consider when things don't go according to your plan.