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Career Development

Becoming a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant is just the beginning. Consider the following career development opportunities.

  • Residency & Fellowship

    Residency and fellowship programs normally occur after the graduate physical therapist has obtained clinical experience in the workplace.

  • ABPTS Specialist Certification

    ABPTS offers board-certification in 8 specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health.

  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

    Develop the skills and techniques necessary to provide a structured and effective clinical learning environment for students.

  • Postprofessional Degree

    Continue your career development by pursuing a postprofessional degree.

  • Leadership Development

    There are several programs within APTA and its chapters and sections to help you develop your leadership skills and advance your career.

  • PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency

    Recognizes PTAs who have achieved advanced proficiency through education, experience, leadership and as part of the PT/PTA team in a specified area of work.

Foreign Education

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