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APTA National - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Nominations 2022

Signup Deadline: 07-31-2021
Starts: 01-01-2022
Ends: 01-01-2023


The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy, is accepting nominations for 1 board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics, and 1 board-certified clinical specialist in sports. Appointments are for four-year terms beginning January 1, 2022, and one of these individuals will also be eligible to fill the ABPTS chair position in the third year of their term.

Eligibility Requirements:
Members of ABPTS may not concurrently hold a primary APTA section office (ie, president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer), as it could present a conflict of interest between the two groups. Experience with Specialty Council or related activities (eg, external Professional Development Portfolio reviewer, standard setting participant), Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE), and/or American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) is required. Recency of active engagement will be taken into consideration during selection process.

Please review the requirements and responsibilities of appointed members to ABPTS. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 31, 2021. ABPTS will make appointments during its September 2021 meeting.

Volunteers Needed:

2 (2 open slots)

Experience Required:

7 to 10 years volunteer experience


Derek Stepp