Membership in the AFAPT provides physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students, and rehabilitation team members with the education, advocacy, and information they need to advance themselves while providing their patients with the best practice of physical therapy possible. AFAPT membership represents a desire to contribute to the academy, a dedication to learning, a passion to preserve the art and practice of physical therapy and a concern for public health. Learn more about what it takes to become one of the several types of membership offered today and its benefits. 

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Membership Options and Benefits

 

 

Professional membership

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral, diplomates and fellows, includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights to chart the course of the future of the Academy. Only professional members are allowed to pursue diplomat or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

Professional membership

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral, diplomates and fellows, includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights to chart the course of the future of the Academy. Only professional members are allowed to pursue diplomat or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

Professional membership

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral, diplomates and fellows, includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights to chart the course of the future of the Academy. Only professional members are allowed to pursue diplomat or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

Professional membership

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral, diplomates and fellows, includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights to chart the course of the future of the Academy. Only professional members are allowed to pursue diplomat or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

Professional membership

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral, diplomates and fellows, includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights to chart the course of the future of the Academy. Only professional members are allowed to pursue diplomat or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

Professional membership

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral, diplomates and fellows, includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights to chart the course of the future of the Academy. Only professional members are allowed to pursue diplomat or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

Membership Options and Benefits

 

 

Professional membership

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral holders, diplomates and fellows. Minimum requirements include US licensure and current practice in the 50 states or US military installations worldwide. This membership includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights and the ability to sit on the board to chart the course of the future of the Academy. Only professional members are allowed to pursue diplomate or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

Associate membership

 

For physical therapy assistants, as well as PTAs practicing in the academe and in the armed services.  Minimum requirements include US licensure and current practice in the 50 states or US military installations worldwide. This membership includes access to all academy learning videos, discounts to live PTA continuing education seminars, travel discounts to conventions, seminars and symposia, as well as voting rights to chart the course of the future of the Academy. As of the moment, associate members are not allowed to pursue diplomate or fellowship status within the Academy.

 

International Associate membership/partnership

 

Individuals who have physical therapy licensure or equivalent from a non-U.S. licensing authority are eligible for International Associate membership.  These individuals are expected to pursue US licensure in the course of their membership.

 

Diplomate Status (DAFAPT) Applications Begin May 2021

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral holders, this level of status is conferred by the Academy to recognize who exhibit a deep interest and dedication to the long term goals of the Academy of Filipino American Physical Therapists.  Diplomates shall have demonstrated at least two years of membership showing active participation in the Academy, attended at least one meeting, and a combination of publication of papers or presentation of learning material on behalf of the Academy. A candidate should consider the application to Diplomate status to be a request to become more active in the internal affairs of the Academy, including serving in a leadership capacity. Applicants should not consider Diplomate status as a step for personal gratification. Members applying for Diplomate status should consistently demonstrate high levels of clinical skill and ethical conduct consistent with the practice of physical therapy and the rehabilitation sciences.  

 

Fellowship Status (FAFAPT)  Applications Begin May 2025

 

For degreed physical therapy professionals, as well as post-doctoral holders, the Fellowship is the highest level of status conferred by the Academy to members who have made a lasting contribution to the goals of the Academy of Filipino American Physical Therapists.  Fellows shall have demonstrated at least five years of active membership in the Academy, attended at least one meeting, and contributed a combination of publication of papers or presentation of various learning material on behalf of the Academy. A candidate may only be nominated by another member in good standing for Fellowship status. Fellows hold their title for life and are exempt from membership fees to the Academy. Members nominated for Fellowship status shall demonstrate the highest levels of clinical proficiency and ethical conduct consistent with the practice of physical therapy and the rehabilitation sciences.  

 

Membership Dues

 

Comparative analysis of various academies, councils and colleges reveal that AFAPT membership represents a good value.

 

Professional Membership 

Professional membership is at $50/ year until September 2016. Beginning October 1st, 2016, fees will be at $9.99 per month or one payment of $99.00 per year.  Beginning October 1st, 2017, fees will be at $199.00 per year.

Note: Membership fees are non refundable and are non transferable

 

Associate Membership (Coming in 2021) 

 

Student Membership (Coming in 2025)

Note: Membership fees are non refundable and are non transferable

 

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