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Member Benefits

The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, a specialty section of the American Physical Therapy Association, empowers you to elevate your career. Our industry-leading content and reference materials, opportunities to participate in advocacy initiatives, and network of 6,000 pediatric physical therapy members is just the beginning. In addition to tools to advance your practice at every stage of your career, you will find a community that expands your contribution to the profession.

Advance Your Career

Here�s what you get for $60 per year � that�s the cost of one cup of coffee a month (reduced rates available for physical therapist assistants, students, new professionals, life members, and others).

See What Membership Can Mean for You

  • Unlimited access to Pediatric Physical Therapy, our Medline-listed international quarterly journal
  • Members-only clinical research funding grants up to $30,000
  • Research opportunities with the Foundation for Pediatric Physical Therapy�s Pediatric Fund
  • Recognition through our research awards and scholarships
  • Free membership in any of our 10 special interest groups
  • Member-only peer-to-peer mentoring and practice insight, including access to leadership experts, member forums, and social media groups
  • Free membership in IOPTP
  • Member discount to the APTA Pediatrics Career Center
  • Diversity Development Scholarship for Students/New Professionals
  • Active Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to help you find your place
  • Discounts on in-person courses, including the APTA Pediatrics Annual Conference
  • Discounts for on-demand courses and webinars and the APTA Pediatrics Education Hub
  • Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) support resources and study group
  • A PTA Committee to help you pursue PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathway
  • Residency & Fellowship support including the R&F Consortium
  • A Clinical Instructor Toolkit with teaching ideas and resources
  • Scholarships to help you attend conferences
  • Practice resources like Pediatric Annual Visit information and Fact Sheets
  • Our educational curriculum is approved across nearly every state by the licensing board making it easier for you to focus on where and how you want to advance.

More Membership Benefits

  • Member-only volunteer opportunities
  • Professional recognition through awards and scholarships
  • Use of the APTA Pediatrics member logo on your resume, social media, or professional presentations for professional recognition
  • Discounts on APTA Pediatrics products
  • Stay informed with Milestones, our member newsletter
  • Member-only insights and content from APTA Pediatrics
  • Expand your social media network and connections
  • Access to the latest legislative news affecting pediatric physical therapy
  • Comprehensive reimbursement resources for pediatric physical therapists
  • Access to the State Pediatric Advocacy Liaison (SPAL) network that gives you state-specific support regarding pediatric issues
  • Representation on pediatric issues via the APTA House of Delegates and APTA’s legislative and reimbursement teams
  • Use of the APTA Pediatrics booth and resources for your chapter or local event