When you are a member, APTA and APTAMD function as your advocates and work everyday to protect your right to practice, ensure fair billing, and eliminate barriers preventing people from accessing the benefits of physical therapy.
We also help you connect with your local community through our DEI committee with multiple volunteer and opportunities to give back.
Your membership pays for itself. APTAMD provides free continuing education to match the cost of dues. Member can access over 44 (4.4) CEUs of free education worth $250, $50 savings at our fall conference, and $50 savings at our spring conference.
In this era of disruptive change in healthcare, it has become increasingly important for physical therapists to stay informed of legislative and other issues impacting the practice of physical therapy and the communities they serve. Equally important is that physical therapy professionals use their voice in both national and state-level healthcare debates concerning issues affecting the future of physical therapy.
To be eligible for APTA membership, you must be accepted to, enrolled in, or a graduate from a PT or PTA program that is accredited or is seeking or has been granted candidacy status by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (program must be accredited at time of graduation). All membership is coordinated by APTA.
Simultaneous payment of national and chapter dues is required. You must belong to the chapter of the state in which you live, work or attend school, or of an adjacent state if more active participation is possible.
The APTA Early-Career Dues Discount is the way for you to save 50% (up to $270) off your national, chapter, and participating section dues in your first year postgraduation.
Additionally, APTA currently is offering a limited-time pilot opportunity for eligible members who are two- to four-years postgraduation to save on membership renewal. (The pilot has been approved through 2023 and is subject to change by the APTA Board of Directors.)