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ABPTS and Specialty Council Positions

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Individuals seeking appointment to ABPTS and the Specialty Councils must have the following qualifications:

    1. Board-certified physical therapist in the specialty area.

    2. Effective group participation.

    3. Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

    4. We encourage you to review the requirements and responsibilities (.pdf) required of appointed members of ABPTS and Specialty Councils.

    ABPTS

    The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), which is the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy, is no longer accepting nominations for one board-certified physical therapist in Cardiovascular & Pumonary, one board-certified physical therapist in Clinical Electrophysiology, and one board-certified specialist in Women's Health. One of these individuals will also be in line to assume the ABPTS chair position in the third year of their term.

    ABPTS appointments are for 4-year terms beginning July 1, 2014.

    Members of ABPTS may not concurrently hold a primary APTA section office that could present a conflict of interest between the two groups. Also, although Specialty Council experience is preferred, it is not required for appointment to ABPTS.

    View the ABPTS Board roster.

    Submit a Nomination

    The deadline for submitting ABPTS nominations is now closed. ABPTS will make all Specialty Council appointments during the ABPTS September meeting.

    Specialty Councils

    ABPTS also appoints members of its 8 Specialty Councils. Nominations are not currently being accepted for the specialty councils.

    View Specialist Certification Specialty Council rosters.

    Questions

    Please call 800/999-2782, ext. 3209, or e-mail keithmendenhall@apta.org with any questions or concerns.

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