The Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) is the second largest component member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which provides a common forum for members of the Association with an interest in sports physical therapy. The mission of the SPTS, with a membership of over 7500 sports physical therapists, is to promote the identity of the Sports Physical Therapist and to serve its members, athletes of all ages and abilities, the profession, and the community at large through excellence in Sports PT practice, research, education and professional development.
We are the largest member of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy, and affiliated with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), as well as the APTA and a supporter of the Foundation for Physical Therapy. We are a dynamic organization that offers our members unparalleled educational opportunities, professional networking and mentoring, and three scholarly journals.
If you’re interested in Sports Physical Therapy, this is the place! Browse our site for information on membership benefits, educational courses, publications, news and events and more. Our resources span the nation, the continent and even the globe!
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