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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.

Elections for 2021 Student Board of Directors

Elections closed Nov. 7. Meet the new board!


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Resources for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education

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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.

Entrepreneurship in Physical Therapy – APTA Live

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Ashley Johnson, PT, DPT, and Craig Phifer, PT, MHA, talk about starting a practice and innovative ways to run a business in this podcast.

Add Your Voice to APTA Advocacy Efforts

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Student Success

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Alex Koszalinski gives tips and advice on how he believes students can achieve success whether a first or a third year.

Why You Should Support PT-PAC

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APTA's political action committee is working for student debt relief, fighting proposed payment cuts, promoting diversity, and more.

Student Spotlight: APTA Oncology

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My Olympic Journey Has Made Me a Better PT Student

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Training for the Olympics and navigating PT school aren’t all that different.