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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

Nov 8, 2021

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, 2022 / Article

Student Involvement

Jan 1, 2020 / Article


Additional For Students Content

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

Nominations and applications are open through July 22. The ballot opens November 1.

APTA National Advocacy Dinners

Apr 23, 2020 / Open Access

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

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.

Student Assembly Project Committees

Jan 1, 2022 / Open Access

Student project committees are established by the Student Board of Directors to advance key student initiatives in support of the board.

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.