Welcome - Future of our Profession!
APTA is a community of more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students who care about the future of physical therapy, just like you. It’s easy to see how you can get off to a good start with APTA and the Maryland Chapter on your side. APTA of Maryland membership is the best investment you can make in your education and your career. The Chapter has a Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) that is a group designed to benefit Maryland DPT and PTA students by providing a state-level resource for students to network and develop relationships that will last a lifetime.
New Federal Student Loan Changes Over COVID-19
With lectures and labs being suspended and online learning becoming the norm, physical therapy students have had to adjust to a new normal. But there is some potentially good news when it comes to students who have federal student loans. Addressing student debt burden and loan repayment challenges remains a top priority for APTA. APTA has advocated to Congress to have physical therapists participate in student loan forgiveness programs such as the National Health Service Corps, and APTA's Financial Solutions Center offers valuable tools and information to help members make the best financial decisions possible.
Letter to Students Regarding COVID-19
In times like this, it's more important than ever to remember why we chose the profession of physical therapy, and to look for any opportunity to be a positive force in the health of society. (March 23, 2020)
Visit the websites of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, the Academy of Physical Therapy Education, and the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education for information related information on COVID-19.
- APTA Member Benefits
- Career Starter Dues Program in Maryland
Student members of APTA of Maryland who maintain their membership after graduation get a 50% discount on full-member dues the first year postgraduation, plus a free registration to NEXT upon renewal.
APTA of Maryland Events and Connections
- Student Conclave is November 14, 2020
- Student Day on the Hill is an annual event in February - Get your Advocacy On.
Meet with legislators, learn how to advocate and protect your profession, and increase your knowledge of state legislative issues that have an impact on the practice and payment of physical therapy.
- Stay Connected with Us on Facebook & Twitter
- Mark your Calendars
APTA of Maryland's Career Center is Your Job Search Resource Center with everything you need to make your resume stand out, ace the interview, advance your career, and navigate the digital world through social media and digital communication.
- The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners is the Maryland Physical Therapy Licensing Board
- Career Center - Find a Job!
- Virtual Career Fair for PTs and PTAs
APTA's free online career fairs, hosted in April and September, connect you with employers ready to hire.
- Career Development
Learn about advanced proficiency, residencies, specialty certification,a nd leadership development
- Considerations for Practice Opportunities and Professional Development