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Chapters and Sections

APTA's chapters and sections are at the heart of what makes our community so strong and vibrant. Chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia create crucial regional connections that can fuel legislative and practice advancements, while sections provide opportunities to pursue specific interests and help your career thrive.

About Chapters
When you join APTA you also join one of the 51 chapters operating in the United States and Washington, D.C.
 
Chapters help you stay in touch with issues that can have a direct impact on your practice, and give the profession its strong voice in statehouses across the country. In addition, many of APTA's chapters offer regional districts that allow for involvement even closer to home. And that's in addition to the events, professional development activities, and other networking opportunities that put you in touch with peers who understand regional issues.

About Sections
APTA sections are your link to the resources you need to stay current in your areas of expertise, and the best way to connect with others who share your interests — including some of the profession's most influential thought leaders. The APTA sections, also referred to as academies in some instances, focus on a wide range of areas, from specific types of physical therapy to sections focused on broader policy areas and patient populations. No matter your interest, there's probably a section for you.

Have a particular passion in physical therapy? There's a Special Interest Group for that.
Special Interest Groups, commonly referred to as SIGs, are chapter and section-sponsored communities of interest that can connect you with PTs, PTAs, and students who share your interests or career path. SIGs can help you grow professionally, network with thought leaders, and stay on top of the latest developments.
 
Here are SIGs currently available. Visit the relevant chapter or section website to find out how to join.

Add a Chapter or Section

You don’t need to wait until you renew your membership to add a chapter or section — dues are prorated based on your membership expiration date.


Chapters

Alabama Profile | Website
Alaska Profile | Website
Arizona Profile | Website
Arkansas Profile | Website
California Profile | Website
Colorado Profile | Website
Connecticut Profile | Website
Delaware Profile | Website
District of Columbia Profile | Website
Florida Profile | Website
Georgia Profile | Website
Hawaii Profile | Website
Idaho Profile | Website
Illinois Profile | Website
Indiana Profile | Website
Iowa Profile | Website
Kansas Profile | Website
Kentucky Profile | Website
Louisiana Profile | Website
Maine Profile | Website
Maryland Profile | Website
Massachusetts Profile | Website
Michigan Profile | Website
Minnesota Profile | Website
Mississippi Profile | Website
Missouri Profile | Website
Montana Profile | Website
Nebraska Profile | Website
Nevada Profile | Website
New Hampshire Profile | Website
New Jersey Profile | Website
New Mexico Profile | Website
New York Profile | Website
North Carolina Profile | Website
North Dakota Profile | Website
Ohio Profile | Website
Oklahoma Profile | Website
Oregon Profile | Website
Pennsylvania Profile | Website
Rhode Island Profile | Website
South Carolina Profile | Website
South Dakota Profile | Website
Tennessee Profile | Website
Texas Profile | Website
Utah Profile | Website
Vermont Profile | Website
Virginia Profile | Website
Washington Profile | Website
West Virginia Profile | Website
Wisconsin Profile | Website
Wyoming Profile | Website

Sections and Academies

Acute Care Profile | Website
Aquatics Profile | Website
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Profile | Website
Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Profile | Website
Education Profile | Website
Federal Profile | Website
Geriatrics Profile | Website
Hand and Upper Extremity Profile | Website
Health Policy and Administration Profile | Website
Home Health Profile | Website
Neurology Profile | Website
Oncology Profile | Website
Orthopaedics Profile | Website
Pediatrics Profile | Website
Pelvic Health Profile | Website
Private Practice Profile | Website
Research Profile | Website
Sports Profile | Website