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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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Financial Management

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Financial Resources To Help You in Your Career and Your Life

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

Student Experience in Times of COVID-19

Mar 17, 2021 / Article

Two PT students share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. We also talk about mental health and stress — all of which aren’t new to PT and PTA students but may be different or heightened due to the pandemic.

Grades Weren't Going To Land Me in PT School. I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone

Feb 11, 2021 / Perspective

Keegan Taylor, SPT, knew he wanted to be a PT, but the high standard for admission meant he had to do more.

Pursuing a PhD

Feb 10, 2021 / Article

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 / Article

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

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

My favorite part of the conference was getting to meet other passionate students who are excited about this profession and have so many interests.