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 ATPA 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 1, 2022 / Feature
PTs share their thoughts on deciding if contract work is the right choice and, if so, how to proceed.
Sep 19, 2022 / Article
If you've ever wanted to share your experience as a PTA with a wider audience, you're not alone. Our guests, Ken Gonzalez, PTA, and Laura Stevens, PTA, host a podcast where they discuss all things related to the PTA profession and their professional journeys.
Nov 23, 2021 /
As Congress attends to business in the last days before recess for the year, there are several important issues on the table, including a bill to address the fee schedule cuts, and legislation aimed at the PTA differential.
May 12, 2021 / Perspective
"You enter a new century of physical therapy in the United States like no other class before you."
May 11, 2021 / Perspective
The use of trauma-informed care has the power to change and uproot PT practice as we know it. And like most deconstructive work in life, my discovery of the need for trauma-informed physical therapy didn't come easy.
Apr 9, 2021 / Perspective
APTA is here to help you take control of your financial future.
Apr 1, 2021 / Perspective
After exploring the APTA Financial Solutions Center, I feel more comfortable and in control of my financial situation.
Apr 1, 2021 / Feature
PTs have skills and qualifications highly relevant to providing services in the backcountry.
Feb 10, 2021 /
Two PTs discuss their career journeys and things to consider when pursuing a PhD.
Feb 9, 2021 / Open Access
APTA Pediatrics has close to 6,000 physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, student, and partner members.