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.
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), which is the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy, is accepting nominations for one board-certified physical therapists in Sports and one board-certified specialist in Orthopedics. 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, 2013.
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.
The nomination process is now closed.
ABPTS will make appointments during the ABPTS May meeting.
ABPTS also appoints members of its eight Specialty Councils. Nominations will be accepted for two positions on the Orthopaedic Specialty Council and one position on each of the following Specialty Councils: Clinical Electrophysiology, Neurologic, Pediatric, Sports and Womens Health.
Specialty Council appointments are for 4-year terms beginning January 1, 2014.
View Specialist Certification Specialty Council rosters.
The deadline for submitting Specialty Council nominations is July 31, 2013.
Submit the Online Nomination and Consent Form, and submit a current curriculum vitae (3-5 pages maximum) to email@example.com or fax to 703/706-8186.
ABPTS will make all Specialty Council appointments during the ABPTS September meeting.
Please call 800/999-2782, ext 3152, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.