APTA Student Assembly - DEI Project Committee

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Signup Deadline: 05-07-2021
Starts: 06-01-2021
Ends: 04-30-2022


The APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors is seeking student members to apply for our NEW DEI Project Committee. We are looking to appoint a Chair, Chair-Elect, and 6 project committee members. We aim to appoint a committee that is diverse in as many areas as possible, such as age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, geography, DPT/PTA institution type, and socioeconomic status.

Purpose: to align the work of the Student Assembly with APTA’s mission to build a diverse and inclusive community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society.

Goal: to foster DEI toward develop an evolving, culturally diverse society and facilitate a pathway for lifelong learning that encompasses students, clinicians, and patients.

Possible projects for this project committee could include:

  • Planning quarterly town halls.
  • Creating a toolkit to empower students to present about DEI.
  • Developing unique concepts to keep DEI conversations ongoing, like Morning Coffee Talks or Open Door discussions. 
  • Highlighting evidence-based researched that is authored by minorities.
  • Gathering a network of multi-language speaking students/clinicians (i.e. one for ASL, Spanish, Chinese, etc.) for students to reach out to
  • Encouraging DPT and PTA programs to incorporate active DEI training into their curriculum or incorporate DEI topics/scenarios into case studies, lectures, etc.
  • Collaborating with APTA's DEI Committee.
  • Collaborating with Ujima Institute, NABPT, and/or AAPT.

Est. Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week.

Applicants must be current student members of APTA in order to apply. Click the signup button and submit the application form by April 30 in order to be considered. Virtual interviews will be scheduled after all applications are reviewed.


Community outreach
Diversity & Inclusion
Leadership development
Membership development
Professional development
Prospective Student Recruitment
Social media
Speaking engagements
Student opportunities
Writing articles or blog posts

Volunteers Needed:

10 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

No experience


Lisa McLaughlin