APTA has resources to support each #FreshPT and #FreshPTA as they start their careers.
The first years of your physical therapy career are an important time to find your people, build your community, and deepen your connection to APTA. We can help you discover new opportunities and engage with PTs and PTAs in ways that will help you thrive.
Explore volunteer opportunities through the APTA Engage portal. Find out how to be a part of an APTA chapter, academy, or section. Engage your passion through specialty certification. Build lifelong connections through the APTA Hub communities. It's all there for you.
The APTA Early-Career Dues Discount makes joining an easy decision. And additional member benefits, including unlimited access to content and discounts in the APTA Learning Center and Medbridge, help you build momentum that can power you through your entire career.
Dec 19, 2019
Members have unlimited access to resources previously housed at PTNow: Article Search, CPGs, tests and measures, and more!
Jan 1, 2022
From long-term planning to student loan refinancing, we have resources to assist your financial management.
Apr 7, 2020
APTA is here to support you as you take your PT or PTA career to the next level.
Nov 7, 2022
APTA recognizes the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as the agency for the accreditation of physical therapist residency and fellowship education programs.
Additional For Early-Career PTs and PTAs Content
Oct 11, 2023 / Report
This report identifies three main hiring challenges.
Oct 1, 2023 / Feature
Take a look at what recent advancements in regenerative medicine may mean for physical therapists.
Oct 1, 2023 / Column
One physical therapist's struggle in DPT school led to an ADHD diagnosis and, eventually, a successful career.
Sep 28, 2023 / Article
In this APTA Social we discuss ways to find community engagement and volunteerism opportunities.
Sep 21, 2023 / Article
Learn about the importance of representation, Sankofa, and trustworthiness in the physical therapy profession.
Aug 24, 2023 / Article
In this video, we will explore the strategies and techniques for building your brand on social media.
Aug 11, 2023 / Article
Discover the pressing need for translating research findings into practical clinical applications within the field of physical therapy.
Jun 15, 2023 / Article
By joining forces with other stakeholders, we can collectively work toward enhancing the overall quality of health care and public health outcomes.
May 25, 2023 / Article
The COVID-19 pandemic posed ethical challenges to the physical therapy profession.
Apr 6, 2023 / Article
Learn about APTA advocacy, the importance of getting involved, and how you can advocate for the physical therapy profession.