APTA is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the association, profession, and society.
Improving DEI requires intentional action across our profession and association — action by organizations and individuals.
Our resources include courses, lectures, and articles.
Oct 1, 2022 / Infographic
May 15, 2022
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, delivered the third Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy on June 16, 2022.
Jan 1, 2023 / Resource
Dec 15, 2021 / Article
May 21, 2020
Cultural competence isn't a destination; it's a journey that never stops.
Additional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Content
Feb 22, 2023 /
The APTA Minority Scholarship Award was first given in 1988.
Nov 8, 2022 / Review
A review of electronic health records also found white patients received services for musculoskeletal pain faster than Black patients.
Oct 8, 2022 / News
APTA Magazine connects with experienced providers to explore keys to providing culturally competent physical therapy.
Sep 1, 2022 / Feature
Lecturer Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, provided a sobering view of the profession's 'DEI fatigue' — and a possible path to overcome it.
Aug 15, 2022 / News
Stephanie Creary says leaders need to first understand where people are before they can guide them toward change.
Aug 14, 2022 / Statement
APTA President Roger Herr, PT, MPA, provided his annual address on August 14 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
Aug 13, 2022 / Article
Stephanie J. Creary, PhD, delivered the 2022 APTA Leadership Congress keynote, titled "Principles of Leadership: Advancing DEI By Building Resilient HOPE."
Jun 30, 2022 / News
Lisa VanHoose provided a sobering view of the profession's 'DEI fatigue' — and a possible path to overcome it.
Jun 24, 2022 / Interview
Contributions from APTA were "absolutely crucial" for Thrive’s efforts.
Jun 23, 2022 / News
The association will participate in NATA’s 'Celebrating Title IX and Women in Health Care' event.