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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

May 25, 2020

Student members have a voice in their association.

Financial Management

Jun 6, 2020

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

Scholarships and Awards for Students

Jan 1, 2020 / Article

Student Involvement

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Additional For Students Content

Advancing Inclusion in the Classroom — and Beyond

Sep 9, 2021 / Podcast

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

Jan 1, 2018 / 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.

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.

APTA Wants You for Dinner

Apr 30, 2021 / News

Wait, that didn't come out right: It's our national advocacy dinner on May 4, and you're invited.

Taking Control of Your Financial Future: 3 APTA Resources That Can Help

Apr 30, 2021 / Perspective

It's never too late to start holding yourself accountable for your money management.

Physical Therapy School During a Pandemic: Three Tips for Greater Resilience

Apr 23, 2021 / Perspective

It’s easy to let our minds harbor doubt and uncertainty, But we can be stronger than any doubt.