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Volunteer Needed to Speak/Present to High School Students

Signup Deadline: 11-01-2021
Starts: 12-01-2021
Ends: 02-28-2022
Location: Online Opportunity


This is an opportunity to educate the community at large and the next generation of PTs and PTAs about the profession of physical therapy, what physical therapists and physical therapist assistants do, where they work, application tips, and more.

We are seeking a volunteer to speak with high school aged students at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (located in Piscataway, NJ) between December 2021 and February 2022 to give them more insight into the profession of physical therapy. They are expecting of approximately 15-20 students and this can be an in-person or virtual presentation, depending on your location and preference. This class is for students interested in physical therapy and exercise science and the goal is to educate high school students on the physical therapy profession and help prepare them for college.

APTA has made this easy for you by creating power point presentations and talking points about the profession of physical therapy. These resources can be found on the Physical Therapy Moves Me webpage, just scroll to the bottom and you’ll find them under resources.

This is a great opportunity to pay it forward, share your story and experiences, and help spread the word about the profession of physical therapy! If you’re interested, please complete the attached application and we will put you in contact with the school/program. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mya Shackleford at myashackleford@apta.org.


Prospective Student Recruitment
Speaking engagements

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

No experience


Mya Shackleford
American Physical Therapy Association