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APTA supports you across your career journey, connecting you to your #PTFam and helping you achieve your goals.

Students are the future of the physical therapy profession and a dynamic part of the APTA community.

APTA student members receive a special monthly newsletter in addition to numerous other benefits. And if you’re a member at graduation, you’ll save on APTA dues as you start your career.

We offer numerous opportunities for you to get involved, and we provide resources to support you now and into your career.


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Student Leadership and Representation

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Student members have a voice in their association.

Financial Management

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Scholarships and Awards for Students

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Student Involvement

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Adapt and Thrive: Becoming a Professional in the Age of COVID

Dec 15, 2020 / Perspective

I personally believe that when we truly experience something with all our senses, we are better able to make a connection.

An APTA Virtual Conference Experience Made Attendance Possible

Dec 14, 2020 / Perspective

A first-time conference goer reflects on NSC

Want to Treat the Whole Person in Your Future Career? Address Burnout Now

Nov 19, 2020 / Perspective

People constantly asked me why I studied psychology if I wanted to be a PT. The assumption seemed to be that there was no connection between the two.  

Body Image and Physical Therapy - APTA Live

Nov 4, 2020 / Article

Listen to a discussion on the topics of body dysmorphia, body image, and physical therapy treatment.

Why Schools Should Make NSC Available to Every Student

Oct 21, 2020 / Perspective

This year's virtual APTA National Student Conclave, Nov. 4-8, will include inspiring keynotes, 28 on-demand sessions, five days of live programming, and opportunities for online networking, all at a low price, with discounts for bulk registrations. Don't miss it!

Student Spotlight: Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Oct 20, 2020 / Article

More than 3,500 PTs, PTAs and students belong to the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

Challenges of Licensure by Endorsement for Internationally Educated PTs

Oct 16, 2020 / Article

Becoming a U.S.-licensed PT, for someone who has attained entry-level education internationally is a feat. Learn about these challenges and how you can make a difference.

Resources for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education

Oct 6, 2020 / Resource

Use these resources within your program or curriculum to teach cultural competence to your physical therapy students.

In Our Majority-Female Profession, Women Still Face Discrimination

Sep 29, 2020 / Perspective

We need to listen to and shine a light on each other's experiences.