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APTA Acute Care - An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association is recognized as the expert resource for the provision of evidence-based acute care physical therapy.

We are always looking for interested physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students to join the APTA Acute Care. You must be an APTA member to join APTA Acute Care. 

Current Priorities

By joining APTA Acute Care - An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association, you’ll support the following goals:

  • Promote the development and improvement of acute care physical therapy practice, education and research.

  • Promote clinical and professional excellence in treating patients with acute health care needs across all practice settings and across the lifespan.

  • Pursue recognition of acute care practice as a specialization area.

  • Develop a career pathway for the acute care practitioner that includes the development of entry-level PT and PTA competencies.

  • Support the development of acute care residencies and fellowships.

  • Foster acute care research through section research grants and poster/platform awards.

Why Join?

Joining APTA Acute Care - An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association grants you access to over 3,000 physical therapy experts. Our job is to help our members share their expertise to better the field of acute care physical therapy through our networking, resources and education.

Already an APTA Member, but not an APTA Acute Care member?

You do not have to wait until your APTA renewal to join APTA Acute Care. You can join instantly and at a pro-rated price dependent upon your APTA membership renewal date.

Go here and click on "Add a Section" under Applications & Forms. Again, your dues will be pro-rated based on your APTA membership renewal.

Neither an APTA Member nor an APTA Acute Care Member?

You must be an APTA member to join APTA Acute Care. Complete your membership application online and remember to join APTA Acute Care at the same time.

 

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