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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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Scholarships and Awards for Students

Jan 1, 2022 / Article

Student Leadership and Representation

Jan 1, 2022

Student members have a voice in their association.

Student Involvement

Jan 1, 2022 / Article

Related Courses and Events

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Event Student Thrive Event

Feb 22, 2023
2-5 p.m.

Event APTA CSM 2023

Feb 23, 2023
Thru Feb 25, 2023

Event PT Fund Celebration of Diversity

Feb 23, 2023
7-10 p.m.


Additional For Students Content

Student Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Jan 19, 2023 / Article

Some APTA chapters and section have student special interest groups to increase involvement.

APTA National Advocacy Dinners

Jan 6, 2023 / Open Access

Connect with other students and leaders in the profession and learn about advocacy issues impacting your profession.

5 Things I Learned From My First Year of PT School

Jul 27, 2022 / Perspective

In addition to learning the fundamentals of my chosen profession, I learned a lot about myself during my first year of PT school.

Student Elections

Jun 1, 2022 / Open Access

The ballot opens November 1.

Student Liaisons

Jan 1, 2022 / Open Access

Student liaisons are volunteer APTA members who represent student members and Student Board of Directors with designated groups.

Advancing Inclusion in the Classroom — and Beyond

Sep 9, 2021 /

Have you ever stopped to think about your bias? In ways big and small. Awareness, empathy, and with inclusivity are the themes we discuss in this episode.

Advancing Inclusion in the Classroom — and Beyond

Aug 18, 2021 / Perspective

Faculty can be more intentional in making small but necessary changes in academic physical therapy to overcome at least some of the bias they possess.

The Virtual vs. In-Person CSM Student Experience

Jun 17, 2021 / Perspective

In reflecting on the pivotal past 15 months of my PT education experience, I realized that I, like many students, have had the unique experience of attending APTA Combined Sections Meeting both in person and virtually.

APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

Jun 1, 2021 / Website

The Guide is the description of physical therapist practice for use by PT and PTA educators, students, and clinicians.

From Student Teacher to Student Physical Therapist

May 17, 2021 / Perspective

Former teacher, now PT student on what she hopes to bring to her clinicals.